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If you're looking to put a little spring in your step, the second annual "Beat the Street for Little Feet" just might be the ticket!
The event will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Cornerstone Christian School, which is part of 4th and Elm Church of Christ, and will include a 5K run, a 50K bike tour and a one-mile fun run. Each race costs $25 per person.
All funds raised from the event will go toward program enhancement and scholarships, as the school strives to lay a foundation educationally, spiritually, socially and emotionally for children ages one through eight.
The activity also gives families a chance to get physically active. Based on feedback following last year's inaugural event, some changes have been made.
The 5K route will be run one street over to ensure the exact distance is run. There will be three winner divisions for the race: children 12 and under, women, and men.
The 50K bike tour will also see changes from last year's route in order to avoid I-20 access roads and will return through the "Sweetwater loop". The routes for the 5K and 50K can be found on the school's website, www.4thandelm.com/cornerstone.
And for this year's one-mile fun run, participants can walk, run or use strollers. No bikes will be allowed this year due to safety concerns.
During the fun run, kindergarten and first grade students from Cornerstone Christian School will complete the last mile of the half-marathon they have been working on during PE class.
Adults with young children can participate in the fun run, or the entire family can take part in the 5K. If parents would like to participate in the race of their choice, children can be entertained by school staff with bounce houses, playground, unlimited sand and concession stand food.
In addition, many local businesses will be set up in the parking lot offering various items to shop from. KXOX will also be at the event this year with live music and play-by-play action.
"We will have something for each member of the family," said race coordinator Melanie Gibson.
Nick Anthony of Collegiate Chiropractic will also be available to stretch and tape participants before and after the races. Winners of the races will receive medals this year, and prize packages will also be given. A photographer has been lined up to take photos as participants finish their race as well.
Around 100 people participated in last year's races, and the number is expected to grow this year. Gibson encouraged early registration so that participants can be guaranteed a t-shirt and participant bag.
Registration can be done online (www.4thandelm.com/cornerstone) or by calling 325-235-1500.
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.
Sponsors for "Beat the Street for Little Feet" include (gold sponsors) Basye Boys Outdoors, W. Jay Kidd DDS, Inc. Snyder, TX, and Roscoe Merchants (Vickie's Gifts, Wildflower, and Lumberyard); (silver sponsors) His Image Designs, Anything Printed, Roscoe State Bank, Toland Smith Construction, and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital; and (bronze sponsors) Harris & Williams, Jason Browning, DDS, Rees, Rees, & Fuller, Family RV Center, State Farm - Richard Fergeson, Scholtsky's, Brooks & Mayberry Equine Insurance, Genesis Pure by Ince's & Schlemmer's, Lawrence Management Services, Texas National Bank, McDonald's, Nick Anthony - Collegiate Chiropractic, WETS, TNR Oil, Morgan Realtors (Scott Morgan, Toni Gil, Amanda Morrow, Michael Hammit, Kay Aiken), Young Farm Estates, Gypsy Jangle, Peter Lopez - Attorney at Law, and Martin Baker Home Inspections.