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Run4Bibles - Summer Night Run




 Afterall, it's too hot in August to run during the day!

Register Here: Active.com 

To Volunteer Contact: tammie@equipdisciples.org

  • Register Now for the Early Bird Price through July 1, 2017!
  • Online registration through Thursday, August 10, 2017.
  • Walk-up registration on the day of the run at the park.
  • Discount Tickets include: 1. Missionary Rate- only for missionaries, church staff, or religious organization leaders and their families. The missionary rate tickets do not include t-shirts. But you can purchase a t-shirt if you order one in this registration. 2. First Responders Rate- This ticket is only for fire-fighters, police, medical emergency personnel, and military active or retired and their families. 

Cool Stuff You Get:

  • You get to Experience a Nature Preserve at Night!! (but with a lot of other runners and adventure seekers)! Cedar Ridge is usually closed at dark-thirty! 
  • Cool tek t-shirt, men's and women's available! No t-shirt guaranteed after August 4th. 
  • Everyone who registers will receive a Homemade Runner's Headband from Africa, made by one of our indigenous Bible Study missionaries. Promised to help you run faster, like our friends in Africa! Well, not really, but will keep your head cool and feels special.
  • Mid-night snacks!
  • Home cooked camp breakfast foods.
  • Free photos of runners will be made available online for downloading through our Run4Bibles facebook page! Nighttime photos-we will see how they turn out!
  • 5k Awards-Age Category winners.
  • Finishers medals to all 3 hour, 6 hour, and 9 hour runners and relays.
  • You are supporting two awesome causes! The distances/hours of the run represent the distances some of our Bible Study leaders work and live in very dark and volatile places in this world where we could never go safely. Proceeds provide scholarships to these remote Bible Study leaders in DR Congo and Rwanda who live in volatile, remote, and/or war torn/rebel controlled areas to attend our advanced training conferences once a year in Rwanda. Due to the cost to bring them safely to where we are, we only get to see a portion of them each year. And a little portion goes to support God's creation at Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve.
  • Tent camping (limited 12 spots! no showers, but restrooms). $10 Park use fee. Choose the Tent Camping ticket on the registration page. Now you can say that you tent camped inside of a nature preserve, truly earning bragging rites!
  • NO CAMPFIRES PERMITTED


AWARDS:

  • 3, 6, & 9 Hour Runs, and the 9 Hour Relay will receive finishers medals as long as they run for the duration of their race (with a break when needed) and start their last loop 20 minutes before their cut off time- and yes, they must finish that loop. Runners are required to be fairly consistently on the course, though they may take some breaks as needed.
  • 1st and 2nd Male and Female in all races, and 1st and 2nd Relay winners.
  • 5K Awards: 
1st Overall 
1st Masters (40-59)
1st Grand Master (60 & up)
1st and 2nd by age category:
    • up to 8
    • 9-11
    • 12-14
    • 15-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70 & up
  • All walkers receive a handmade headband by our Bible Study leaders in DR Congo and Rwanda.
Camping and Accommodations:

Tent Camping: There are 12 spots available for tent camping.  restrooms are nearby, but no showers. No campfires permitted. Tickets available on the registration page. 

Hotels nearby, within 3-5 miles. 


Did you know the Bible uses the subject of running to make some interesting points about life. Here are a few...

1 Cor. 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Jeremiah 12:5 "If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, Then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?

Psalm 18:29 For by You I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall.

Psalm 119:32  I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.

Proverbs 4:12 If you live a life guided by wisdom, you won't limp or stumble as you run.

Things God hates: Proverbs 6:18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,

Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

  •  Currently we have 94 groups Bible Study groups in DR Congo.  They minister to victims of rape and torture, former child soldiers, widows, IPDs, and remote villagers in volatile areas. God bless you for supporting this work for His Kingdom.  

Photos

Free photos of runners will be made available online for downloading through our Facebook page (Run4Bibles community group)! Check out our photos from last year!

This is our first year to have a night run. But you can view our previous Run4Bibles Spring Afternoon Trail Run Below.







Josiah, no monkeys allowed on the course.


Cedar Ridge by Day Photos:


One of our Remote IDP Bible Study Groups in DR Congo.


One of our small group training sessions in Rwanda.

August 12, 2017

Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve
5k, 3 Hour, 6 Hour, 9 Hour
 9 Hour Relay Race
1-Mile Fun Run/Hike

Races Times
8:00 pm 1 Mile  (7:00 pm check-in)
8:30 pm 5k (7:30pm check-in)
10:00 pm 6 Hour, 9 Hour, & 9 Hour Relay  (9:00pm check-in)
10:15 pm 3 Hour Race (9:15 check-in)

You wouldn't want to be running through an African Nature preserve at night! No worries Joe, this is Texas!

Race Information and Rules:

  • PACKET PICK UP will be at The Runner in Arlington on Thursday and Friday, August 10 and 11. Packet Pick up will also be at the run on Sat. startiing at 7:00pm.
  • Headlamps or flash lights are required. Runners must come prepared with extra batteries or lights. You can leave them in a bag with your name on it at the aid station/starting line. 
  • This is a chip timed run. 
  • Wear good traction shoes, makes the uphills easier and better footing if it is wet.
  • Running/Treking poles are allowed. 
  • Professional Medical Personnel on-site for the duration of the run.
  • The Course- is one 3.2 mile loop that you run as many times as you can for the 3, 6, or 9 hour run. the 5k is once around this loop. See map below.
  • 9 Hour Relay Option- a very popular race! Three runners make a team. Each runner will run one loop, and then pass off their chip to the next runner, and then the next repeating until the 9 hours is complete. 
  • The 3.2 mile loop description- You will start at the gravel road just behind the white buildings where the restrooms are located. From there you will head down Cattail Pond Trail, turn unto the challenging Fossil Valley Trail, Take a left to go up Trout Lilly (my favorite- especially going downhill. You will be going uphill); then connecting back to Fossil Valley Trail you will take that trail down to the pond. From there you will take the detour Red Oak Trail for a short but difficult climb up to Escarpment Trail. At the top of Escarpment, you will hang a left on Mulberry, take Prairie Trail, and then back to the starting line to run it all again. 
  • 1-Mile Fun Run/Hike-This is not a not an official timed race (no numbers or chip-timing), but we will have a gun-start at the appointed time--and you can track your finish-time with the clock as you run home! The course will take the Bluebonnet loop, Bluebonnet has nice flowing terrain, with a variety of dirt, roots, and some easy rocky footings. One of my favorite sections is the ascent on the last section—it’s like running up the bed of a streamlet—which is what it becomes after a nice spring shower. 

  • Trail Conditions:  The trail has a variety of turf from gravel, mulch, dirt, small wooden bridges, lots of roots, and natural steps made of rock or logs. It has some pretty challenging ups and downs with some technical spots. But, there are no places you have to climb hands and feet. We would rate the run as an intermediate/tuff trail run due to elevation gains. The 5k course is hard, but only one time around the loop. The walkers trail is the easiest. Trails are clearly marked. If it has rained near the date of the run, there will be some sections with mud. Most of the trails are no too muddy even if it does rain. But, in a few spots there can be sticky, slippery, and foot covering mud. So, just be prepared to go slower in those places and wear appropriate shoes you don't mind for the mud. In all, it is just part of the fun and adventure!   We would say only about 5% of the trails get super muddy if it has rained recently. The Nature Preserve has done a good job laying mulch out to cover most muddy sections--and they keep on improving the resiliency of the trails.
  • Course: All distances have been measured with Rolotape 400 professional measuring wheel and are at least equal to the stated distance; exact distance is dictated by the actual trails. 

See detailed descriptions down below; the maps are here:

Course Maps

See Cedar Ridges website for:



  • There is one Aide station located at the start/finish line. All races will loop back through this area at the end of every 3.2 mile loop.
  • First Aide supplies will also be at the aide stations. And emergency personnel on site to help in case of an emergency. And we will have some security personnel at various locations.
  • Restrooms are also at the start/finish line.
Rules

  • Please respect the nature preserve and do not leave any trash on the trails or in the area.
  • NO CAMPFIRES PERMITTED
  • Stay on the trails, in fact, since this is a night run, please stay on the trails marked for the run only so that you do not get lost. Even if you are familiar with the park, we are using the park in the after hours, and we want to know where everyone is basically located for safety reasons.
  • No dogs, strollers, bikes allowed on trails.
  • Trekking poles are allowed.
  • This is a cupless run, so bring a sport bottle, or collapsible cup, or camel back and you can refill at the aide stations. There will be both water and Gatorade at the aide station. Snacks at aide the station will include goldfish, wheat thins, pickles, bananas, and oranges. We will have some breakfast food cooking and some special mid-night snacks! Be sure to hydrate before you run and eat something light. Save our heavy food for after the run!
  • Watch out for fellow runners. Some of the trails are narrow, and some are wide. Use trail running etiquette.
  • Runners should have an ID on them at all times, and bring their cell phones if they have them. Wear running shoes with grip if you have them. 
  • Entry fees are non-refundable, including the event of inclement weather. These trails do not close due to rain or wet trails. So the event will take place rain or moon, but not if there is an electrical storm at the time of the run.
  • Entries cannot be rolled to another year.
  • Entries can be transferred to another person, but you cannot change races.
  • Event shirts not picked up on race day will not be mailed.

All registration fees are tax-deductible. Equip Disciples is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the State of Texas. Please print your receipt for your tax records.

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