Great Commission Race | 5K and Kids Mile
Start: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Louisville , KY 40280
Registration Closing Date
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The Great Commission Race is an annual fun run/walk in the city of Louisville, hosted by the Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This race unites the city of Louisville and Southern’s campus to work towards the seminary’s goals in fitness, fellowship, and fundraising for missions.
The 5K race begins and ends on Southern Seminary’s beautiful campus in front of the historic Norton Hall, and continues down Lexington Road and through the changing Fall colors and bending streets of Cherokee Park. You can find a map of the race under “Race Details” (add link to page) in the toolbar to the right.
The kid’s 1-mile run will consist of a full loop around Southern’s campus, beginning and ending near the Alumni Chapel, and continuing around a few of Southern’s most notable buildings such as the Duke McCall Sesquicentennial Pavilion, Norton Hall, the James P. Boyce Centennial Library, and the Legacy Center.
Refreshments will be provided for all participants after the race.
All proceeds and donations benefit those participating in mission trips with SBTS. Runners and walkers may also choose to raise additional support by participating in the Miles for Missions initiative (*include link to this page). Miles for Missions participants have an opportunity to gain free race admission, raise support for specific missionaries, and receive other benefits and prizes.
Every year the Bevin Center at Southern coordinates numerous national and international missions (include link: http://missions.sbts.edu/mission-opportunities/) with an emphasis on cross-cultural evangelism, discipleship, and service in accord with the Great Commission, found in Matthew 28:18-19.
The Great Commission
“Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
- Matthew 28:18-20Event schedule and times
Kid’s 1-Mile Run: 8:00am
5K Run/Walk: 8:30am
Overall Event Schedule?
Friday, October 18
Packet Pick-up: 9:00am-6:00pm (Bevin Center)
Saturday, October 19
6:30am-8:00am: Check-in/Packet pick-up (Alumni Chapel)
8:00 am: Start Kids’ 1-Mile Race
8:30 am: Start 5K Race
*race schedule is subject to change