Christ the King hosts annual ‘Fun Run’
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 by Jenna Magness
For the third year in a row, Christ the King Women's Ministry sponsored a successful Fun-Run/Walk. The 3K and 5K event took place on October 14 with 300 runners and walkers participating.
"This event gets better participation every year," said President of the Women's Ministry, Diane Waite. "We were tickled with the weather turning out so nicely. We've gone from doing many little fundraisers like garage sales, dinners, and sweet sales to this one event to sustain us for the year. It's our big push, and we were anxious the day before when we saw clouds brewing. But everything turned out great!"
The fundraiser raises money for the church's liturgy services.
"The women's ministry purchases all necessary items for the care of our altar including Communion hosts and wine, altar linens, and candles," said Waite.
Registration for the run/walk was 15 dollars for adults and 10 dollars for children and included a free t-shirt to those who signed up. The race was open to anyone and there were no winners or losers. The main goal was to finish the course and have fun.
"To us, everyone was a winner. And luckily, everybody who started the course finished it! We had a husband and wife team go around to make sure no one was injured or in need of some assistance. We also set up a nurse's station to provide first aide in the event it had been necessary. We provided water stations along the route, which were well appreciated since the day's temperature reached the high 80s," said Waite.
Along with the run, food was served to raise extra money for the church. Barbeque, nachos, brownies and cookies were just some of the options for participants.
A variety of raffle prizes were also offered to participants and spectators.
"Our main raffles were the iPad 2, a 200 dollar gift card to HEB, restaurant gift certificates from Belton restaurants, and a sports basket. We also had 5 theme baskets for raffle with religious, gardening, travel, house wares and entertainment items," said Waite.
The success of the Fun-Run/Walk was due to the church's advertisement from posters, newspaper ads, bulletins and word of mouth.
"We really pushed it this year," said Waite. "Everybody involved told their neighbors this was the place to be, and it made people come. We wanted to stress that this event was all about fun, fitness and fellowship. I think we accomplished that."