The Green Door Race supports Children’s Relief International’s (CRI) Green Door Project which builds homes in Mozambique, Africa and Haiti. For 10 years, the Green Door Race has helped CRI, a Rockwall-based NGO, fund the construction of over 300 homes for widows, orphans, and families living in deep poverty. The goal for the 10th Annual Green Door Race is to raise funds for 26,000 cinder blocks—the equivalent of 50 Green Door homes.
For five years, Holly Green has participated in the race. When asked about the event, she says, “In 2015, I traveled with CRI to Mozambique. I met Pedro, an elderly, disabled man. When he explained the hardships of living in a mud hut, I learned that his roof leaked and that holes in his walls let in malaria-infected mosquitoes. When rains flooded his hut, his family slept standing up. Pedro couldn’t stand up. He later received a Green Door home.
Since then, my family has not only run the race, but we’ve advocated for CRI. When you run or sponsor the race, you make a difference in the lives of people like Pedro.”
Whether you’re a competitive runner or novice with a heart for the poor, CRI welcomes all to participate. Expect a day of fun—with live music, photo booths, face painting, and more. The course loops Harry Myers Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Racers can access chip-timed results after the event.
Race sponsorships for families and businesses range from $250 to $2,600. Publicity and perks depend on sponsorship level. Early registration and sponsorship sign-ups are open and strongly encouraged. Pre-register online at www.greendoor5k.com before April 10, and receive a free race t-shirt.
Green Door 5K, 10K, 1-mile Fun Run
Event-day registration starts at 7:30 am at Harry Myers Park, Amphitheater, 804 E. Washington Street, Rockwall, Texas. The 1-mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 am. The 5K and 10K begin at 9 am.
Pre-race entry fee: 1-mile Fun Run is $20, 5K is $30, and 10K is $35 per person.
Day of race entry fee: 1-mile Fun Run is $25, 5K is $35, and 10K is $40 per person.
Children ages 10-15 pay $10.
Children ages 9 and under are free.
This year, CRI’s #blockheadchallenge is a fun, easy way for kids and parents to do more for the poor—prior to the race! Participants (BLOCKHEADS) win prizes as they contribute to the 26,000-block (50-home) goal. For more information, visit blockheadchallenge.com.
About Children’s Relief International
Children’s Relief International (CRI) is an international, non-profit organization whose mission is to take the light of Christ to the poor. To learn more about CRI, visit www.childrensrelief.org
By Ashley Scarbrough, Photographer & Storyteller, Children’s Relief International for publication in Blue Ribbon News.
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