18 Jan March, Walk, Relay for Life!
It is time to get set for our epic annual A-Cross America Relay, stretching 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 1,588 legs (5,544 miles). Register to run/walk 5K legs anywhere and anytime from Feb 10th to Mar 20th. If you can’t travel to the route, sign up to run/walk 5K legs remotely in your local area. Our team mission is to get “REMEMBER The Unborn Jer 1:5” jersey out in public to impact hearts/minds for saving lives. Encourage your family, friends, church, and organizations to help us – share this FLYER and Facebook Event. Register and see new details at www.liferunners.org/across.
All four Arms of the Relay will kickoff on Feb 10th: East Arm kickoff (1,598 miles) from the NYC Brooklyn Bridge, West Arm kickoff (1,975 miles) from San Fran Golden Gate Bridge, South Arm kickoff (1,086 miles) from Corpus Christi Bay TX, and North Arm kickoff (884 miles) from Canada border by Neche ND. The route goes by abortion facilities for prayer with 40 Days for Life groups. All four Arms will unite for a Finish Line celebration on Palm Sunday at Macken Park in Kansas City, MO – cheers!
Sign up for legs that are near you or travel with teammates for Relay legs within driving distance. Relay pilgrimages turn out to be a powerful time of team and faith building. In past years a Texas chapter traveled to cover Colorado legs. South Dakota LIFE Runners traveled to Nebraska and North Dakota to be sure that those remote legs were completed. This year a group of LIFE Runners will pilgrimage to Nevada to cover miles and offer them up for post-abortion healing. 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.
You can also run/walk Relay legs in your local area. Fiji LIFE Runners have adopted the entire state of Utah to cover these hard to fill Relay legs. Remember not to waste a single training run/walk during the Relay – sign up to do remote Relay legs in your local area. This allows the LIFE Runners REMEMBER The Unborn Jer 1:5 message to be spread along your training routes to help impact hearts/minds for saving lives.
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. LIFE Runners all around the world can participate in the A-Cross America Relay. This is a way for us to be united all over the world at the same time to run/walk boldly for the unborn. Now is the time to start making plans. Register for Relay legs and plan a pilgrimage or a group run. 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. Chapter Leaders update.
During the Relay be sure to send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description and post them on social media with #AcrossAmericaRelay. 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 $262 each year to support our growing ministry (nearly 4,000 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. Also share the Relay Flyer.
- TAKE ACTION SHOTS
Take action photos of runners/walkers during the Relay and send to email@example.com. Post on social media using #AcrossAmericaRelay. Photos will be used for 2016 Relay recap video.
- 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.