Southwestern College senior Christy Rude along with The Hands and Feet Committee of Discipleship Southwestern are hosting Race for the Kids on Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at Island Park in Winfield. All proceeds from the race will go toward the foundations for cystic fibrosis and spina bifida.
There is a $10 registration fee and registration will be available online at www.sckans.edu/raceforthekids. Registration may also occur the day of the race and will begin at 1:30 p.m. According to Rude, under a special offer for college and high school sports teams, entire teams can race for a $50 entry free. The three events will be a 5K, a one-mile run, and a 400-yard run for ages 12 and under.
The race is Rude’s senior project for Discipleship Southwestern and the second year for the event.
“The community is really coming together with the discipleship team to help provide some exciting additions to this year’s race,” Rude says. “Last year we were able to raise around $700, which was divided up and sent to both the Spina Bifida Association and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The hope for this race is that it will bring college students and the community together for a common cause.”
The Hands and Feet Committee of Discipleship Southwestern exists to provide students with opportunities to participate in ministry through both local ministry and outreach events.
Prizes will be awarded to each of first through third placements of the 5k and one-mile races; gift cards will also be awarded for first and second place runners in both the 5k and 1-mile, and chances will be sold for gift certificates to other businesses.