23 Aug Biggest LIFE Runners Weekend of the Year…In Three Weeks!
Just imagine –
Make this a reality and join us for the largest LIFE Runner weekend of the year, Sept 19/20, 2014. LIFE Runners may once again have the largest team in the AF Half and Full Marathon. It doesn’t matter what race you plan to run if any. It could be a marathon, half marathon, 5K, 1 mile or none…Come to Dayton, Ohio and gather with your team, the National LIFE Runners in 3 weeks. It’s time to take a chance and do as the apostle Peter did and “Step out of the boat.” Get to Dayton, Ohio! We have so much to celebrate as a team… Get some cool gear – right here/right now! Check out these awesome new items…Plus much, much more! Better get your order in now to have before the big LIFE Runner weekend.
This Has Been the Best LIFE Runner Year on Record. It started with the LIFE Runners at the March for Life in Washington, DC. Read the exciting LIFE Runners “Recap” from the March for Life and West Coast Walk for Life. The LIFE Runners’ banner was named “One of the 11 most inspiring” at the March (Thanks to Sara Beaner for creating it)! Click here and go to 2:30 to see EWTN’s power packed interview with Dr. Pat Castle with LIFE Runners in DC . Not sure whether to attend the March for Life and be a part of the largest pro-life event in the world??? Watch their promo from last year: http://youtu.be/Opl0jnKbn5Y. Details coming soon for the 2015 MFL and WFL LIFE Runners Itinerary. Just a couple days later LIFE Runners were in force across the country stepping into the “belly of the beast” in San Francisco’s, 10th annual Walk for Life. Ten years ago abortion supporters outnumbered pro-life walkers. Read more about that very first Walk for Life here. The diabolical pro-abortion climate enveloped pro-lifers at that first Walk for Life. Today, the tide has turned and pro-lifers overwhelmed the streets of San Francisco with pro-life messages in January. Check out the drama as pro-lifers approach the area with the most abortion supporters. Watch this video clip at the beginning and then forward to 24:40 to see your team mates with the very large LIFE Runner banner. LIFE Runner board member, Rob Rysavy and Hillsboro, Oregon LIFE Runner chapter leader, Scot Stewart are shown carrying the very heavy banner in this clip. It’s a beautiful thing to behold when you see the trend moving – the culture changing to be more pro-life. Over 51% now consider themselves pro-life. We still have much work to do. LIFE Runners who were there in San Francisco will forever remember that experience.
2014 A-Cross America Relay
Just weeks later on Ash Wednesday came the kick off of the LIFE Runners A-Cross America Relay from both coasts. New York faced abortion protesters but again the LIFE Runners met them in greater number with prayer and love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgRRl_xmdZ0 See what happened over those 4,000+ miles for life! Then here’s more great Relay pics and video:
NY, CA, NJ, PA, WV, MD, DC, OH, UT, IN, IL, NE, MO (St. L), CO, MO, IA and SD. Video: CA Kickoff, Praying at Golden Gate Bridge, NY Kickoff, Brooklyn Bridge, NYC Creed, NYC Protesters, NYC News Footage (more), Pro Bikers for Life in NYC, NJ section, St Cecilia Rally NJ, PA-MD-DC-WV, OH – IN – IL, Boise LR’s 100 miler in Utah, Utah2, Colorado1, Colorado2, CO – Do Something, Missouri, Relay Heads Home. * Video Montage: CA, MO, NJ, NY, IL/IN/OH
The Biggest LIFE Runner Weekend of the Year and one of the most memorable arrives in three weeks! In Dayton, Ohio, with affordable accommodations, pre-race banquet and other activities, you don’t want to miss out on this awesome experience. Many teammates have referred to their national race experience in the past as the highlight of the year. One blogged about their top ten for the year and the LIFE Runner weekend was in the top 5. Have you made your plans? Here’s what you need to do if you haven’t yet…
1.Sign up at http://vitaefoundation.org/events to attend the pre-race banquet on Friday September 20. Anyone planning to attend the pre-race banquet must register before September 9.
2.You can also sign up at the above Vitae link for the LIFE Runners Free 5K that will be held at Noon, Sept 20, 2014.
3. Here is a FLYER and a MAP of the area with key locations and lodging. The official hotel inside the AFB is sold out. However, marked in red are other nearby options that are als0 economical.
4. Get that car packed and labeled with a LIFE Runner magnet for the back bumper , then hit the road.
Sept 19, 2014:
10 am – 8 pm
Air Force Marathon Expo (Bib Pickup). Wright State University Nutter Center. www.usafmarathon.com MAP
LIFE Runners Pre-Race Banquet Register at Adults $12/Children $5. Wright-Patterson AFB Ballroom, 4771 Lahm Circle, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433. Must preregister before September 9, 2014, to enter. Register at www.vitaefoundation.org/events. MAP
Sept 20, 2014:
Team Photo and Creed Before Race (gather at the baseball/softball complex near the start/finish…look for the mass of blue jerseys).
Air Force half/full Marathon at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH.
LIFE Runners Free 5K Register at www.vitaefoundation.org/events. Fairborn Community Park, 691 E. Dayton Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn, OH 45324 (entrance at intersection with Park Hills Dr.). MAP
3:30 – 4:15 pm
Pregnancy Resource Center Tour. Elizabeth’s New Life Center, 1377 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering, OH. MAP
LIFE Runner Team picture in front of St. Helen Church.
Church service – St. Helen Parish, 605 Granville Pl, Dayton, OH 45431. All denominations welcome. MAP
Post-race celebration dinner – Golden Corral, 2490 Commons Blvd, Beavercreek, OH 45431.
Fundraising See Guidance. Adult LIFE Runners are encouraged to raise/contribute $100 for our national beneficiary (Vitae Foundation). See Vitae’s fundraising page on Razoo.com here. Also feel free to place additional money for local pregnancy resource centers to reach your $262 annual goal. Please consider also blessing the center local to the AF race: Elizabeth’s New Life Center.
Vitae Foundation‘s goal is to save 20% more lives in 2014 which is 1,000 more than the 5,000 saved in 2013. Hope you help by sending them the minimum contribution of $100. If you want to know more about what they do, go to their website www.vitaefoundation.org. So what are you waiting for? Get your plans made and meet us in Dayton for the Air Force Marathon LIFE Runner weekend!
* Visit the LIFE Runner Prayer Wall link.
* You can start a local chapter with just 5 LR’s.
* Send us photos in your LIFE Runners gear at firstname.lastname@example.org. * Consider holding up a sign that describes “Why I’m a LIFE Runner.”
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