There are about 800 families in St. George & St. Shenouda Church in Jersey City, NJ alone!! And the numbers keep growing by the grace of God! There will be a 5K RUN and many racers that can be sponsored through donations. Everyone attending the race must raise at least $50 in donations. Here is some info from http://5krun.nihov.org/about
The 5K Run is back! Come join us for our second year of running for a great cause. St. George & St. Shenouda is working towards renovating their Church Annex into a new church. Join us by participating in a Christian themed 5K Run (run/walk/crawl/whatever!) and stay for the BBQ at the park afterwards! Support the Coptic Church by completing 5K as you observe inspirational Christian themes along the way.
Date: June 6, 2009
Location: Nomahegan Park in Cranford, NJ
Registration Time: 9:00 to 10:00 AM. We will absolutely close registration at 10:00 AM!
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Awards: Prizes will be given to the top male and female who complete the run in the shortest time. Competition T-Shirts will be given to all entrants. Also, a special prize will be awarded to whoever brings in the most pledges.
Dress Code: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service. Guys and girls should dress appropriately. Everyone must wear a top. Shorts should be of reasonable length. Priests are allowed to wear their galabeyas :)
Here is a list of the runners that you can sponsor: http://5krun.nihov.org/runners
and please pray for all of those who have donated and all of those who are participating.