Road To Emmaus Walk & Run is a fund raising charity event. We only ask that you bring an item of need for the homeless as your registration or make a donation at the level of your choosing. All donations go directly to the homeless served by Emmaus Ministry. Emmaus Ministry takes the Gospel to the streets by serving the homeless at local Catholic Charities and Rescue Mission men’s and women’s shelters. Find out more about Emmaus Ministry at http://emmausministry.org
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PARTICPATE BUT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MONETARY DONATION PLEASE (CLICK HERE).
All participants must bring their donated item(s) with them on the morning of the event. A list of items to donate is below. All participants are encouraged to carry their donated item(s) with them 1 mile to the Catholic Charities men’s shelter (but do not have to*) and tour the facility to experience and learn first hand more about the plight of the homeless and how Emmaus Ministry strives to meet their needs. All participants are asked to stick to the sidewalks, obey all traffic signals and safe running and walking rules. Police presence will be available for the safety of all participants. *Donated item(s) can be left at Columbus Circle before the start of either the walk or run.
THIS IS NOT A RACE! Join us for a 12k group run or 2 mile walking tour of the “Mission District” of Syracuse and learn first hand about the plight of the homeless and how Emmaus Ministry and other organizations are working to meet their needs.
FOR YOUR ENTRY TO EITHER THE 12K RUN OR 2 MILE WALK PLEASE DONATE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS.
FOOT CARE ITEMS: • Men’s NEW white cotton calf length athletic socks (Hanes, Nike, Reebok brands) • Women’s NEW white socks (Hanes, Nike, Reebok brands) • Men’s & Women’s NEW or slightly used waterproof winter boots, running shoes or sneakers
PERSONAL CARE ITEMS: • Toothbrushes • Toothpaste • Bar Soap • Deodorant • Shaving Cream • Razors • Shampoo • Diapers • Feminine products
SHELTER NEEDS: • NEW pillows, twin sized sheets, pillowcases or blankets • NEW wash cloths and towels
REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN AT 7:00 AM AND END AT 7:45 AM AT COLUMBUS CIRCLE.
WALKERS AND RUNNERS START AND FINISH AT COLUMBUS CIRCLE near the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Downtown YMCA.
THE 12K RUN WILL BEGIN AT 8:00 AM and will be 7.5 miles (12k) or 60 stadia the distance from Jerusalem to Emmaus as mentioned in Luke 24:13. The run route will go past the Rescue Mission and Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter, loop out to Saint James Church and finish back at Columbus Circle. There will be several water stops along the course and optional stops with guided tours at the Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter and the Saint Marianne Cope Room at Saint James Church. Download course map below for more details.
WHY IS THE RUN A 12K? 12k or 60 stadia is the distance from Jerusalem to Emmaus as mentioned in Luke 24:13-31. On the road to Emmaus two disciples meet a stranger, who turned out to be Jesus. The recognition of Christ to those disciples filled their hearts with hope. By supporting Emmaus Ministry, we too bring hope and the presence of Christ to the homeless and poor on the streets of Syracuse.
THE 2 MILE WALK WILL BEGIN AT 8:15 AM and will be a approximately 2 miles. The walk route will go past the Rescue Mission and Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter and finish back at Columbus Circle. A stop and optional guided tour of the Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter will be available. Download course map below for more details.
WHY IS THE WALK 2 MILES? The phrase, “Going The Extra Mile” comes from Matthew 5:41 that says, “If someone asks you to go one mile with them, go with them two.” By supporting Emmaus Ministry and extending mercy to others we go that second mile.
REMEMBER, THIS IS NOT A RACE. All participants are asked to stick to the sidewalks, obey all traffic signals and safe running and walking rules. Police presence will be available for the safety of all participants. After the run and walk there will be bagels, bananas, water and Gatorade available... Plus, live entertainment!
EMMAUS MINISTRY is a dynamic ministry that brings the presence of the Catholic Church to the poor, hungry, isolated, and homeless of the south side and the city of Syracuse, New York. By providing food, drink, clothing, visiting the sick and burying the dead, Emmaus Ministry puts flesh to the Gospels, in a true “missionary evangelist” spirit – “Taking the Gospel to the Streets.” Road to Emmaus Walk & Run will give parishioners, students and families the opportunity to join the ministry and take to the streets on a “ROAD TO EMMAUS” journey. Together we will help support the good work of the Emmaus Ministry, Catholic Charities and the Rescue Mission and in the process improve both our physical and spiritual lives.