Register online by clicking here or in person at Custer Road UMC on
Sundays, March 24 and March 31, in The Commons.

Esperanza 5K

The ninth annual Esperanza 5K and 1 Mile Family fun run/walk will be Saturday, April 6, at Custer Road Corner (the parking lot at the corner of Custer Road and Legacy). The 5K will begin at 8am sharp and will follow the fast and flat course through the neighborhood behind the church. The 5K is chip timed race on a USATF certified course for runners as well as walkers, and past participants are encouraged to better their chip times from last year! Awards are at 9:15 AM for the USATF certified 5k race based upon chip timing. All finishers will receive a handpainted race medal and will be given a retro t-shirt at packet pick-up. Overall and Masters winners, as well as the top 3 finishers in each age group for both males and females, will receive trophies.  Age groups are 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

Eggsperanza Family Fun Event and 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk

Eggsperanza Family Fun Event
The FREE Esperanza Family Fun Event features complimentary breakfast tacos, coffee and bounce houses.

Filled Easter Eggs Dontations Needed:
Help fill the bunny trail by donating plastic filled Easter Eggs! Fill them with candy, stickers or trinkets and place them in a bag marked for Esperanza in one of the donation bins in the Mission Donation Area by April 1.

Esperanza 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk:
Family Fun 1-Mile Run, suitable for even the youngest children if accompanied by a parent, is a family friendly race taking place in conjunction with the Esperanza 5K. Registration is required for all participants. Each participant will receive a retro race t-shirt at packet pick up. Each racer will also receive a ceramic medal once they cross the finish line. Children in strollers are welcome in both events and are not required to register. No pets please. Register for the 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk online here or in person at Custer Road in The Commons on Sundays, March 24 and 31. 

Esperanza & Eggsperanza Schedule
    • Esperanza 5k Begins at 8am
    • Esperanza 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk Begins at 9am
    • Eggsperanza Family Fun Event Begins at 8:15am

All race day activities will take place at Custer Road UMC!


Packet Pick Up:

  • Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5, from 10am-6pm at Custer Road UMC. (6601 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75023)
  • On Saturday, April 6, Race Day, at 7 am prior to the race starting.
Juntos Servimos

The Esperanza races support Juntos Servimos, helping to bring hope to our neighbors in the border towns of Mexico. 100% of event proceeds go to Juntos Servimos and to date, Esperanza 5K has raised over $300,000 for JS. Let’s bring even more hope to these families who are living in impoverished conditions.

Juntos Servimos is a mission begun by Dr. Nancy and Larry Cox in Matamoros, Mexico. Juntos Servimos, which means ‘Together We Serve’, helps people in need in Mexico by eliminating barriers to spiritual and physical wholeness. For more information, please see

Juntos Servimos:
All proceeds benefit Juntos Servimos (Together We Serve) and its efforts to bring physical and spiritual wholeness to families suffering the impacts of extreme poverty in northern Mexico. The Esperanza 5K brings hope, esperanza, by raising money that provides healthcare, education, shelter, food and water.

Register online here or in person at Custer Road on Sundays, March 24 and 31, in The Commons.

Help is needed the day of the race with set-up, at water stations, check-in, with the Eggsperanza family event and with clean-up. Click here to sign-up to volunteer with the Esperanza race day via SignUpGenius. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Wagner via email here.

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Date(s) - Apr 06, 2019
7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Custer Road UMC

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