Three miles, three years, three days is the theme for this year’s annual Resurrection Run hosted by Ebenezer Baptist Church.
The annual run will once again begin and end at Fair Park and will benefit Son Shine Lighthouse Women’s Shelter.
As of Friday morning there were 188 pre-registered runners signed up.
The opening ceremonies will begin at 8:20 a.m. and race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Those that wish to register the morning of the run will need to do so between 7-8 a.m.
Online registration will be closed April 12.
The route for the race includes streets of Ragley, South Main, Richardson Drive and Slaydon St.
“McNee Hill is no more but we have replaced it with Slaydon,” race director Kayla Tillison said.
During the awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m. 10 awards will be given to the top male and female in the following categories: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 and up. There will be 200 medals given out to the runners.
Some the route staff that runners will see during the race will be from Pro Fitness, HHS Key Club, Carlisle High School Band, Rusk County HAM Radio, HMS cheerleaders and Girl Scout Troop 219.
“Not only has it blown up with participants but its also blown up community wide, too,” Tillison said. “It’s not just the church it is a plethora of everybody from children to middle and high school kids and adults. Lots of people are coming out in support of it.”
Some of the many business that will be on site during the run will be Whataburger, Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery, Enloe’s Custom Homes and Pro Fitness Health Club. Many businesses in the community have donated in support of this race.
Women from Son Shine Lighthouse will be present at the run and the donation amount will be revealed during closing ceremonies. In the past the run has raised $1,000 in the first year and $3,000 in second.
“The whole thing has been about raising money for Son Shine,” Tillison said. “It’s been a secret what we have actually raised.”
Following the Resurrection Run, Ebenezer Baptist Church will host its annual Easter egg hunt for children.
There is 13,000 eggs ready for the hunt. There will be three hunting areas for the different age groups to give every child an equal chance of getting eggs.
Bounce houses and inflatables will also be available for the kid’s entertainment during and after the race.
For more information about the race visit ebenezermbc.com/run or find them on Facebook at Resurrection Run 5K Henderson, Texas.