Run for Shep
Benefitting Shephard's Flock:
On August 23, 2013 our lives were forever changed by hearing the words “Shephard has cancer.” No child should ever have to suffer from such a horrible disease! Though some view it as not the most ideal of circumstances, we knew from the very beginning that God was going to use Shep’s cancer for His glory. We’ve been blessed every step of the way.
Matt and I are passionate about helping families in the area who have a child battling cancer; therefore, we started Shephard’s Flock, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. The families we support have childhood warriors who are battling cancer at USA Children’s and Women’s hospital in Mobile, AL. The Run for Shep is currently our largest fundraiser. We have been overwhelmed by all of the support from local businesses and families for the first three years of the race. Last year we had over 450+ registrants! The money raised benefitted local families with the non-medical expenses (found od, gas cards, groceries, etc.) related to treatment. We were also able to provide the patient treatment areas at the hospital with I-pads and several other distractions therapies for a child undergoing treatment. We are really excited about the opportunity to give back to the community that has blessed us by giving so much over Shep’s time in treatment.
This year the Run for Shep will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 with a 9 A.M. start. The race (certified route) will start and finish in front of Daphne City Hall. This year we are adding something new! Following the races, we are going to have a “No Mo Chemo Party” for all of the local children who have fought and won the battle with cancer. Entrants can choose to walk or run either the 5K or pp½ mile fun run and participate in the “No Mo Chemo Party.” We would love your help in partnering to make this year’s event a success! We are look forward to an amazing event with your help!
The Run for Shep and "No Mo Chemo Party" will be held in downtown Daphne, AL on Saturday, January 21, 2017. There will be jump houses, food, face painting, corn hole, characters from Once Upon A Time Events, and much more!
5K (certified course) start time: 9AM (5K is certified AL14019JD)
½ mile Fun Run: 10AM
"No Mo Chemo party" will begin after the finish of the 5K race
Late Registration & Packet Pickup:
*Early packet pickup for participants and late registration will occur at the Bounds Family YMCA from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm on Friday, January 20.
*Race Day packet pickup/registration and check-in will occur at the Registration tents located in front of Daphne City Hall from 7:00 am - 8:30 on January 21.
Awards for the 5K race:
* Top male and female overall will receive a certificate for a FREE pair of running shoes from Running Wild!
* Top three male and female in age groups: 9 and under,
5K: Top male and female, and top three male and female in age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
FUN RUN: Top 3 overall boys and girls, must be registered for the FUN RUN
* A special award will be given to the male and female “best dressed Super Hero.”
**ALL 5K registrants will receive a dri-fit short sleeve shirt.
**½ mile Fun Fun registrants have a choice of short sleeve dri-fit ($15) or 100% cotton shirt ($10)
**IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE A SHIRT, ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED AND RECEIVED BY JANUARY 12, 2017.**
For more information, contact:
Run for Shep on facebook at Run for Shep or Runforshep@gmail.com