Sunday, September 27, 2009

Run for Mercy 5 K run

Darren organized and lead our stake's Run for Mercy 5K. It was a fundraiser for the House of Mercy which is a local shelter for the homeless. Sister Grace is the nun who runs the center without any government assistance.
We had about 150 people register to run the race.
And they are off.
This was Noah's first time to run anything.
Bea ran in the kids' fun run. It was not as long, but her asthma gave her fits anyway.
Noah finished in just over 31 minutes. He was quite pleased with himself. Darren is trying to convince Noah to run with him now. Hasn't happened yet, but still working on him.
We also offerred a free pancake breakfast to the participants.
Darren had his receptionist and a patient volunteer to help with the record keeping.
Over all it was a great success and made over $3000 for the House of Mercy.

7 comments:

Joanna October 16, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

so fun. I can't wait until next year.

Amy October 16, 2009 at 12:25 PM  

I can't wait until next year too. Darren did an AWESOME job organizing his first 5k. Love these pictures.

Dad,  October 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

I am proud of all your efforts for the less fortunate.

Jessica October 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM  

Wow, way to go, Darren!

Anna October 17, 2009 at 9:18 AM  

So happy to see some pictures from the race. You did a fantastic job, Darren. Cant wait until next year!

laurak October 18, 2009 at 10:22 AM  

Good job Darren. That must have been quite an undertaking. I am impressed with Noah's time. Ah, to be young again!

kelly October 26, 2009 at 12:32 AM  

Hey Deborah, i was wondering if you could send me all of the pictures you took at the race. I'd like to put them together for the ward bulletin board.
thanks.