Genesis United Methodist Church’s 5K Purple Cloth Race
On Saturday, May 14th at Bond Park in Cary, Genesis United Methodist Church will sponsor a 5K run Saturday, May 14th at Bond Park in Cary, Genesis United Methodist Church will sponsor the Purple Cloth 5K race and kids 200-yard dash. This will be the fifth year for the event and over 200 participants are expected. All proceeds of the event will benefit Dorcas Ministries. Food will be provided and all participants will have an opportunity to win prizes. There is also a costume contest for the person wearing the most outlandish purple outfit.
To bolster this event, area restaurants are donating a part of their proceeds on specific days/nights to the race. The only thing that patrons have to do is eat at a restaurant on the day and time specified below, and informs their server/cashier they are there for Dorcas Ministries. Then a portion of their bill will go to Dorcas Ministries. The following restaurants are participating in this effort:
May 3rd Patrick Jane’s at Shoppes of Kildaire After 5 p.m. until closing
May 5th Chick-Fil-A at Stone Creek Village 5 PM – 8 PM**
Another way to support the event is to become a sponsor. Sponsors of this event get their name printed on the back of each t-shirt. “It’s a very economical way to advertise a name or company. Each time the hundreds of race participants wear their t-shirts they are advertising your company,” said Rose Cornelious, Development Director at Dorcas Ministries. Sponsorships start at $250.00 and can be obtained by contacting Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the event is $25 and includes a t-shirt. Register on line at sportoften.com. If you can’t attend but would like to donate to the race you can be a ‘phantom’ runner. Just register on-line.
**If you pay $1, you will have an opportunity to spin the wheel for food and prizes! The money will go to Dorcas.