The goal of Cornerstone Christian School is to lay a foundation for children ages one through eight educationally, spiritually, socially and emotionally. And in order to attain those goals, the second annual "Beat the Street for Little Feet" will help raise money for the school--which will go toward program enhancement and scholarships, as well as allow families an opportunity to get physically active.
The event will involve a 5K run, a 50K bike tour, and a one-mile fun run, which will be held on Saturday, April 26 starting at 8 a.m. Each race will cost $25 per individual.
The 50K bike tour will follow the same route from last year's event. School staff is still working on mapping out the run route.
Participating in this year's fun run will be kindergarten and first grade students from Cornerstone Christian School. As part of their PE class, students have been logging their running distance and are working to complete a half-marathon, in which the last mile will be run at the event.
In addition, adults with young children can participate in the fun run, or families can complete the 5K. Gibson suggests downloading a smartphone app to help prepare for the 3.1 mile trek, such as the "Couch to 5K" app--a nine-week training program where users can track distance, paces and can even share their progress on Facebook.
Families can participate by either walking, running, riding a bike or pushing a stroller. Or, while parents participate in the race of their choice, children can be entertained by school staff through various activities that will be offered throughout the day.
Around 100 people participated in last year's event, 20 of which were bikers. The number of bikers is expected to increase this year, as a group from Lubbock is planning to ride.
Also this year, participants may also compete in both the bike tour and 5K run to accomplish the feat of completing a biathlon. Anyone interested in completing the biathlon should contact Melanie Gibson.
Home base for the races will be at Cornerstone Christian School, which is part of 4th and Elm Church of Christ. Concessions will be available during the race day.
Those interested in pre-registering for a race can do so online at www.4thandelm.com/cornerstone, in which the website will also have details about the race and the running route, once it has been finalized. They can also register by contacting the office at 325-235-1500, where participants can learn more about the event or inquire about sponsorships .
The night before the event, on Friday, April 25, a spaghetti supper will be held at the 4th and Elm Church of Christ Warehouse from 5-7 p.m. Tickets will be available ahead of time.