Pennies for Pigs 5K
Start: Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Troy , NC 27371
Registration Closing Date
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Course runs from Macedonia UMC to the Randolph/Montgomery County Line and back. Walkers and strollers welcome; be courteous of runners. Rain or shine – no make-up date.
Packets can be picked up at Macedonia United Methodist Church the afternoon before the race, 3/22/13, between 2 pm - 6:30 pm and on race day between 7:30 am - 8:45 am. Goodie-bags with race t-shirt and other items are guaranteed for those who register by 3/9/13 and will be available with packet pick up.
Proceeds support the "Pennies for Pigs" Project started by the youth of Macedonia UMC four years ago. By collecting pennies and other contributions, the youth have been able to provide over $11,000 for orphaned children in Rwanda, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Through Pennies for Pigs and ZOE Ministries, the orphans in Africa who receive one of the pigs can raise the pig and sell it or use it as a food source for their family, helping the youth to become self sufficient.
Awards ceremony will begin at approximately 10:30 am. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place female and male runners overall. Additionally, medals will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place female and male runners in each age category as follows: 8-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, and 70+.
Every participant is guaranteed a t-shirt, BUT, to be guaranteed a t-shirt by race day, you must be registered by 3/9/13. For registrations received after 3/9/13, if t-shirts are not available by race day, they may be picked up at Macedonia UMC on 4/6/13, 9 am - Noon. Kristy Williams, a senior at Gray Stone Day School and a member of Macedonia UMC Youth is hosting this 5K for her senior project.