Mt. Cross is joining forces with Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (LOM) and 18 other camps and retreat centers from around the country (and Canada!) for the First Annual "Run for Camp" 5K on Sunday, November 1, 2020! This is a great opportunity to have some fun and raise money for Mt. Cross!

The Run for Camp can be completed by anyone, anywhere. You can walk, run, skip, roller blade, bike, wheel, crawl, treadmill, elliptical, etc. - whatever way you want to complete your 5K is the right way!

Here are all the details:

WHO: Anyone! All ages and all abilities are encouraged to participate.

WHAT: A virtual 5K (~3.1 miles). You determine your route, so it can be done by anyone, anywhere!

WHEN: Sunday, November 1 (there are a couple other dates to also know, so please see below)

WHY: To have fun, join forces with folks from all over the country, and raise funds for Mt. Cross.

COST: $25 registration fee (plus $20 for a t-shirt, if you want)

So, how do you participate? I'm so glad you asked...

  1. Indicate your intent to participate by clicking here. This link will take you to a sign-up form through Lutheran Outdoor Ministries.

  2. Pay the $25 registration donation directly to Mt. Cross by clicking here. Select Run for Camp under the Purpose and put "(your name) Registration" in the notes section.

  3. Purchase a run t-shirt (optional, see below)

  4. Attend an Orientation Session, hosted by LOM, on either Sunday, October 4 at noon or 5 pm (PST) or Monday, October 5, at 8 am (PST). You'll receive more info about this orientation directly from LOM when you register. It is important that you attend one of these sessions, as you will receive further directions about how to recruit supporters and how your supporters can make their donation in your honor to Mt. Cross.

  5. Recruit at least 5 people to support you in your 5K. You can invite them to purchase t-shirts, too.

  6. Complete the 5K on Sunday, November 1. While you're doing the 5K, take a picture of you/your family/your team and send it to LOM.

  7. Attend the live "finish-line" Zoom party LOM will be hosting from Noon-3 pm (PST) on Sunday, November 1, at which time they will be showing the pictures you sent in and celebrating all the support raised for Mt. Cross, and the other participating camps and retreat centers around the country.

All the Mt. Cross team members will be listed here, along with a count of how many total supporters the team members have recruited. Our goal is to have at least 30 participants and 150 supporters.

QUESTIONS: Email Adam Erickson

T-Shirts

Show your Mt. Cross pride and complete your 5K while wearing a Run for Camp t-shirt! Shirts are $20 each (additional cost for 2XL & 3XL), plus shipping. They will be shipped directly to your home and should arrive around October 28. Mt. Cross team members can also invite their supporters to purchase a t-shirt and wear it in solidarity and pride while you are completing the 5K on November 1. All orders must be received no later than October 12. This is a hard deadline and cannot be extended.

Meet Team Mt. Cross

A huge THANK YOU to the following folks who make up Team Mt. Cross for the Run for Camp! You, too, can be a part of this awesome team by participating in the virtual 5K by clicking here. We'll continue to update this list, so sign up, become a part of the team, help us reach our goal of 30 participants, and together we'll make a huge difference for camp!

Mt. Cross Ministries • 7795 Hwy 9 • Ben Lomond CA 95005 • 831.336.5179 • mtcross@mtcross.org

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