07 Feb [First Wed today!] Relay Kickoff next Wed!
First Wednesday! Wear your bold blue “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5” jersey as a public witness today! Log your jersey time and miles on our new LIFE Runners App, win prizes, download free at your App store.
Our biggest event of the year, A-Cross America Relay for Pro-Life, will kickoff on Feb 14th, cheers! It is time to register for your legs. This epic annual Relay stretches from California to New York and North Dakota to Texas – we will literally “cross” America. The Relay is 40 days of prayer, sacrifice, and putting our faith into action. We need lots of help to fill 1,542 legs (5,359 miles… 12 million steps) with our “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5” jersey message. Register to run/walk 5K legs anywhere and anytime from Feb 14th to Mar 25th. If you can’t travel to the route, sign up to run/walk 5K legs remotely in your local area. Don’t waste a single training run/walk during the Relay – wear your jersey and sign up to do remote Relay legs in your local area. Encourage your family, friends, church, and organizations to help us. Be sure to pray the LIFE Runners Creed before each Relay leg and offer up prayers from the LIFE Runners Prayer Wall while running/walking your legs. Join the awesome Finish Line events in Kansas City on Mar 25th. Register and see more details at www.liferunners.org/across.
The Relay is a great time to rally together as a chapter. You could gather for prayer at an abortion facility or pregnancy help center and then run/walk as a group to cover remote Relay miles. If the leg you want is already filled you can also sign up for it, but please consider helping cover the unfilled miles. You don’t want to miss out on the chance to spend this 40 days powerfully connected to the entire LIFE Runners Team, united to help end abortion.
During the Relay be sure to share your photos at www.liferunners.org/photos with a brief description and post them on social media with #AcrossAmericaRelay18. Look for your photos posted on the National LIFE Runners Team Facebook page.
The A-Cross America Relay is also a great time to fundraise for LIFE Runners. Each LIFE Runner is encouraged to raise/contribute to support our growing ministry (over 7,000 teammates) that is reaching further into the culture with our “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5” message of hope. See our list of needs at www.liferunners.org/fundraising.
Thanks for your amazing life-saving teamwork and dedication, All In Christ for Pro-Life!
A-Cross America Relay: Top 10 Things to Remember
- “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5”
- REGISTER SOONEST
Register for Relay legs soonest (Feb 10th to Mar 20th) at www.liferunners.org/across.
- PRAY THE CREED
Remember to pray the LIFE Runners Creed before each Relay leg and have plenty of Creed cards to give out as you run/walk.
- WEAR YOUR JERSEY
Wear your LIFE Runners “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5” jersey for all to see. Raising awareness is one of the three prongs of our mission: prayer, fundraising, awareness.
- OFFER PRAYER PETITIONS
Ask your church community to add a petition to pray for our LIFE Runners Team throughout the Relay. LIFE Runners Prayer Wall.
- INFORM CHURCH COMMUNITY
Use a bulletin announcement to inform your church community of the Relay and need for more participants.
- TAKE ACTION SHOTS
Take action photos of runners/walkers during the Relay and share at www.liferunners.org/photos. Post on social media using #AcrossAmericaRelay18.
- ALERT LOCAL PRESS
Promote the Relay legs that you and others will be running/walking. Your local media will be interested in the names of those running, and it will help grow the team locally.
- TRACK UPDATES
Visit LIFE Runners Facebook page for frequent updates on Relay progress. See live Relay progress on map.
- BE SAFE
Always be safe and only run in daylight hours. Use good judgement when assessing weather conditions and roads. Stay clear of vehicular traffic.