Registration is now open for the Third Annual Katy Resurrection Run. The 5K run and 1K family walk/run will be on Friday, April 10, 2020 at Faith West Academy’s beautiful 40-acre campus. The 5K race will have a 9 a.m. start and the 1K run will have a 9:45 a.m. start, all with some new additions for 2020.
“We are adding a costume contest for all participants and an Easter egg hunt to the 1K family walk,” says Chip McKenzie the Resurrection Run Race Director and Marketing Chair. “We are also adding a team competition for businesses and schools.”
During the 1K family walk, participants will be able to hunt for Easter eggs adding even more fun to the race. The 1K course travels around a small lake on the Faith West Premises and allows each child entered in the race to collect a specified number of eggs. Certain eggs can also be redeemed for prizes.
The costume contest will have a 5K winner and a 1K family walk winner. Participants are encouraged to dress up with bunny ears or any other creative way they come up with. Businesses are also being encouraged to enter five to seven runners in the 5K to compete for the team competition.
“The race will have an individual competition with first, second and third place winners by age group, but then there will also be a team competition,” says McKenzie. “There will be a first-place team award for businesses and one for schools if students decide to enter as a team.”
Just like last year, the Resurrection Run’s scenic route is a certified course. Runners who need credits for marathons can put the Resurrection Run on their list of certified runs.
“It is a unique race for many reasons,” says McKenzie. “But with it being a certified course with the added ambiance of a park and lake that you run around makes it more exciting for a runner. The most important thing we don’t want to lose sight of is our ultimate goal to help the Katy community.”
Katy Christian Magazine and Fort Bend Christian Magazine team up with Faith West Academy to host the event, and all of the funds raised from the Resurrection Run go towards Faith West’s Eagle Initiative, which supports various local organizations.
“The support raised will help the Eagle Initiative do more in the Katy community,” says McKenzie. “It is very kid oriented from child protective services to helping kids who have cancer, and kids who don’t have parents. Those are the top three focuses, but there is more we would like to do than just helping those ministries.”
Organizations the Eagle Initiative benefits include Child Protective Services adoption fair, Caring 4 Katy, Good Shepherd, Sunshine Kids, and Sunshine Thru the Rain. The Eagle Initiative’s impact is far reaching as some of the organizations benefit children and families from downtown Houston to the greater area.
Raising funds for the Eagle Initiative through the Resurrection Run would not be possible without this year’s title sponsor Profile by Sanford. When the health coaching business heard about the Resurrection Run’s mission to bring hope and resources to children and families in the community, Profile by Sanford knew they had to be a part of the cause.
Owner Randy Pace, Director of Sales and Marketing Kimberly Johnson and Operations Manager Breanna Guthrie, who make up the leadership team, shared jwhy they decided to be a part of the Resurrection Run.
“We believe that as Christians, we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ,” says the Profile by Sanford leadership team. “We are dedicated to serving our community through our offerings and our services. Resurrection Run gives us the opportunity to let Katy know we are here and we care.”
By being the title sponsor of the Resurrection Run, Profile by Sanford is able to pair their passion for health and wellness, with their desire to improve the lives of their neighbors through the spiritual practice of giving. Profile by Sanford’s mission is to change lives, one relationship at a time.
Profile by Sanford strives to be the premier choice for healthy living and be a weight loss system that works for all people. They are changing the way people approach weight loss with a personalized nutrition, activity and lifestyle coaching program designed to help members lose weight and keep it off.
“The ultimate goal,” says the Profile by Sanford leadership team, “is to provide them with a path and journey that leads towards living a healthier life.”
For more information about their services and their dedicated team of Certified Profile Coaches visit profileplan.com or call 281-374-4983. Profile by Sanford is most excited about building camaraderie as the people of Katy come together as a community to nurture the body and soul.
The Katy Resurrection Run last year was a great success. It raised a significant amount of money to give to the Eagle Initiative. However, the Resurrection Run team hopes to raise even more this year to give an even great amount to the Eagle Initiative.
“We can’t do it on our own though,” Menslage said. “We need the Katy community to sign up to participate in the run. We are planning a really fun, family friendly, Christ-centered event. We want the community to come out and enjoy it, while helping us give back.”
Participants can receive a $5 discount on their registration by signing up early. To register, visit resurrectionrunkaty.com. There are also special discounts for first responders and military service members with an ID.
Make plans to celebrate the Easter weekend by bringing your family to participate in the Katy Resurrection Run. Besides the run, Easter egg hunt and competitions, there will also be live music and great food from the Resurrections Run’s other generous sponsors.
“It is going to be a great Good Friday,” says McKenzie. “It is going to be a fun day for those who like to run but also for families and little kids to enjoy the Easter season and celebrate the true meaning of Easter.”
More information about the Katy Resurrection Run can also be found on their Facebook page @ResurrectionRunKaty.