When planning for our 5th year of Walk for the Waiting we had several new ideas & wanted to make this year the best ever! Here are some of the new ways we are doing that:
1. Introducing our first ever 5K RACE!!! The 5k will start at 7:45, before the typical family fun walk. This way runners can finish their run & join the walkers on the field for our opening ceremony. Then they are welcome to walk with everyone as a cool-down during our family fun walk. As usual the family fun walk will be just under one mile so it isn’t too difficult for little kids. Registration for the walk & 5k are both FREE!!! We just encourage people to become sponsored walkers/runners and help raise money for our cause. And as usual by raising $250 they get a free t-shirt. (See our website for separate 5k registration & event information). We also encourage families to run or walk together! You can also have both walkers and runners on your team.
2. Thursday, May 4th is National Day of Prayer. Please join us from noon – 1 at War Memorial or on your own to pray for the Walk, weather, waiting kids in Arkansas and for God to stir & move hearts to action on behalf of the over 500 waiting kids who need forever families.
3. Friday, May 5th is Pre-Registration Packet Pick up! Get your t-shirts & runners bibs early & turn in any off-line donations during designated times at War Memorial. This will help cut down on wait time during registration on Saturday morning. More details to come.
4.In celebration of our 5th year we are inviting many food trucks to park outside War Memorial Stadium for our 5th Year Food Truck Fellowship! We know after the walk & 5k your family will be hungry and looking for somewhere to eat lunch. So outside the stadium, near Gate 11 a variety of food trucks will be set up from 11am – 2pm for you to purchase lunch or snacks. So bring your card or cash, picnic blanket or lawn chair and hang out after the Walk with us! More details to come.