Anchored 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Event Date

Sat, Nov 15, 2014


Vandiver, AL

About This Activity

The 1st Annual Vandiver Church of God “Anchored” 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run takes place on a scenic course throughout the heart of Vandiver, AL at the foothills of Vandiver Mountain. It is a CHIP TIMED event. Finsh Line photo with a high quality camera. Instant results on big screen TV. Awards will be given to the top runners in each category at the end of the race.


It starts at the church and continues through several turns and curves and finishing back at the church parking lot. At the perfect time when the leaves are changing, you are sure to enjoy the colors of the beautiful trees and mountainside scenery.  


This event is being held in memory of our former Youth Pastor, Joshua Mardis. He loved the Lord and was a friend to all he came in contact with. Please join us in his honor by “Running for Hope”. Part of the proceeds will go to a scholarship for a high school senior in his honor as well as to benefit Vandiver Church of God Building Program, specifically the Sound and PA system.


Hebrews 6:19 – “We have this HOPE as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…”



Event details and schedule


The event will be held on Saturday, November 15 at Vandiver Church of God. Registration begins at 8:00am with packet pickup. Every participant must sign a waiver before the run begins. Please bring a picture ID with you. 

Early packet pick up is scheduled for Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 12:00pm-4:30pm in the Fellowship Hall of Vandiver Church of God.

The event will kick off at 8:45 a.m. with the Family Fun Run (1 mile). The 5k Run/Walk will start at 9 a.m.

Awards will be given for top qualifiers of the 5K as well as vhildren's participation medals.


The course will begin at the church on Hwy 43 to Hwy 487 (turn R), down to Hwy 50 (turn L) on to Hwy 480 (turn around), then continue back down Hwy 50 until you reach the finish line at the church parking lot.


FREE Parking will be available at several locations in and around the church facility.


Water and snacks will be available to every participant. Please wear appropriate clothing, but HAVE FUN! Get creative with your outfit. This is a FUN RUN! 


Children under the age of 6 by the day of the run are FREE. However, there will be no t-shirt given. A waiver must be signed by the parent/guardian for the child to participate in either the 5K or 1 Mile Fun/Run. 

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