REGISTRATION PRICING (Shirt included, day of registration may have limited sizes)
Early- (Oct. 17-Mar. 8) $30
Regular- (Mar. 9-21) $40
Late/Day of- (March 22-23) $45
We will be inline skating cycling, walking, running, long boarding, etc. to raise money for Wellspring Living and Skate La Carpio an outreach of Christ for The City International in Costa Rica. This is not a timed race/event.
The full 72 mile ride will start in Mableton at mile 4.3 and go out to mile marker 40.3 in Rockmart and back. Shorter distances and relays can take place between Mile marker 4.3 and 40.3
For example, you may decide to have a group of 10 walk/run/bike/skate 7.2 miles totaling 72 miles. Another option is to complete 27 miles for the 27 million. It';s up to you how many miles your team completes.
Water, restrooms and Snack Booths will be available near Mableton, Powder Springs, Hiram, and Rockmart. The Silver Comet averages a 2% grade, which makes it flat most of the way along with the occasional bridge. The entire ride is paved.
WHY 72 MILES?
The mission of 72 Miles for Freedom is to bring awareness and funding to ministries that support the restoration and freedom of people. We will use the event as a platform for others to become involved in a tangible and sacrificial way. Our pain in sport and giving will be for a purpose. To see broken walls rebuilt.
The inspiration came from the Passion City Church Good Friday gathering in 2012. That night we were introduced to Julia Immonen who had just completed rowing a boat across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness for human trafficking. Through my involvement at Passion I have become aware of the 27 million slaves that are in the World today. When Julia started talking about rowing for freedom she said, "You don';t have to row just do what you';re good at." For me I';m good at inline skating her inspiration put a dream in me to skate for freedom. My first thought was to represent 27 million slaves with a 27 mile group ride, but then God reminded me of the 72 Days for Freedom campaign and said why don';t you go further? Why not go 72 miles? I knew that if I could skate 10 or 27 miles on my own will that God would give me the strength to train for 72 miles.
Wellspring Living was chosen because they are local to Georgia and because their mission is to confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through advocacy, education and treatment programs for girls and women. (Goal $7,200)
This event will also support the outreach of Christ for the City International in Costa Rica. Their outreach "Skate La Carpio" gives kids a safe place away from drug dealers and gang leaders to skateboard, bmx, play soccer, learn leadership skills , and audio/video techniques. If you choose to donate to this ministry the money will be used to build a new skatepark with the help of the local kids. (Goal $2,800)