The Set Me Free Run
It's that time of year when the weather is nice, and people start to get out and enjoy their outdoor activities. In that same spirit, Set Me Free Ministries is providing a great way for you and your family to enjoy the beautiful weather and each other by participating in the Set Me Free Run. Some of you may be tempted to stop reading right now, because, well, running isn't your thing. But keep reading, because even if the mere mention of running makes you cringe, we have plenty of great surprises and opportunities.
On Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. we are putting on the first annual Set Me Free Run in Omaha, Nebraska. We'd love for you to be a part of the day and join us for a scenic race at beautiful Standing Bear Lake.
Are you a runner? Choose from a 5K or a 10K run. Not a runner? Never fear! Slow down your pace and walk a relaxing 5K with your friends. With your entry fee, you receive a runner's quality T-shirt, an entry for some amazing door prizes, and plenty of refreshments after the race. I know it may be hot in July, so we promise water stations at every mile!
For those of you who like extra incentive, we are holding a contest for the person who has the biggest team register for the race. The walker/runner with the most team members will win a $100 gift card to Old Chicago. Enjoy it with your team after the race or use it yourself. We won't tell. Simply have your team members register online and enter your name when asked who their team leader is. It's that simple!
I know there are those of you who are still cringing, because the idea of running or walking does not sound appealing. But you can still help out! We are looking for businesses or individuals to sponsor this event. With three levels of sponsorship, you can make a tax-deductible donation and possibly get your name on the back of the official Set Me Free Run T-shirt so everyone can see the name of your business. Oh, and in their race packets, every walker/runner will receive a booklet of sponsors with your business' name and information with an endorsement to patronize your business.
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities, too. Every bit of help counts.
One more thing! We are working with a company called Green Sneakers that will donate gently used sneakers to third-world countries and those who simply don't have shoes. They will be collecting your gently used sneakers at the race (and a few other collection sites prior to the race) and putting them to good use. So save those old sneakers!
We appreciate you more than you know. Whether you are a walker, runner, business sponsor, volunteer, or blessing us with your prayers, we need your help. A portion of all of our proceeds will go to the women of the Lydia House at the Open Door Mission in Omaha.
If you would like to walk or run, register athttp://setmefreerun.eventbrite.com.
If you would like to help us in any way, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more information on the race, visit our website athttp://setmefreeministries.net/Set_Me_Free/Set_Me_Free_Run.html.
Join us for the Set Me Free Run in Omaha, Nebraska. We would love to see you there!