Fr. Howie hits the ground running for Preston’s March for Energy

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Fr. Howie is planning to squeeze a 5K race in between services on Sun., April 7, 2019 in an event to raise funds for a good cause, and to hopefully bring awareness that St. Thomas’s is on the map.  The race starts at 9:00 a.m. and the route goes down Orchard Ave which runs along the west side of the Grove.  If you want to join him, here is the link for the race sign-up as well as a link to donate directly to this cause.

If you are not up to running or walking the event, come join us along Orchard Ave at the west end of the Grove to cheer him on and to raise awareness to the community that we are here and are a lively church.  Wear your St. Thomas’s shirts / sweatshirts if you have them or make a sign if you feel like it.

See below for a map of the race route and where the cheering section should meet.

Sue Houghton

Race Description

Placers is proud to present the Orange Crush Your Run 5K! Come run through the streets of Newark with us.

Upon completion of your race, Orange Crushes will be waiting for our 21 plus runners back at the famous Deer Park Tavern!

This is a run/walk so come out regardless if this is your first 5K or if you’re a veteran!

Proceeds from this event will be going to Preston’s March for Energy.

Preston’s March for Energy was created with one goal in mind. With the overwhelming need for adaptive recreational equipment for children with disabilities and the concern for childhood obesity, Preston’s March For Energy’s mission is to provide adaptive bikes to children with special needs.

Our Goal is to have 20 bikes given away to 20 kids on a waiting list to receive a bike and have them join us in the race!

For more information about Preston’s March, see the website.

Join us! It warms our hearts every time a child is given a bike designed just for them! We want to share in spreading that joy with as many people as possible!

Post Race Party at Deer Park Tavern from 9:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.

Each participant will get two drink tickets for Orange Crushes.

*no shirts or chip time provided for 1 mile fun run/walk.

**Parking Notification: There is no parking in the Deer Park parking lot for the event.

We highly recommend using the paid parking garage across the street from the Deer Park or a paid City of Newark Municipal lot.