Register online here or in person at Custer Road UMC on Sunday, March 18.
The ninth annual Esperanza 5K and 1 Mile Eggsperanza fun run will be Saturday, March 24, 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 that surrounds Custer Road Corner. 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. 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+.
Brought back by popular demand is the 1 Mile Eggsperanza Color Run/Walk! This is a family friendly event, beginning at 9am, where participants can be showered with the bright colors of Easter Eggs. No worries, there will be a color-free lane for those who do not want to resemble an Easter Egg!
Packet Pick Up:
- Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, from 10am-6pm at Custer Road UMC. (6601 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75023)
- On Saturday, March 24, Race Day, at 7am prior to the race starting.
Both race events raise money to support Juntos Servimos, 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 www.juntosservimos.org.
The FREE Eggsperanza Festival features complimentary breakfast tacos, bounce houses, face painting, clowns, balloon animals, a special visit with the Easter Bunny, and concludes with an Easter Egg Hunt and Cascarone (confetti egg) Celebration.
Family Fun 1 Mile Color Run, suitable for even the youngest children if accompanied by a parent, is a family friendly hop down the bunny trail taking place in conjunction with the Esperanza 5K. Registration is required for all participants. Each participant will receive a white race t-shirt and sunglasses 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. Register for the 1 Mile Family Fun Color Run online here or in person at Custer Road on Sundays, March 26 and April 2.
Yes! The easiest way to get it off is while it’s still dry (shake, wiggle, jump up and down, vacuum, etc). After that, soap and water, with a little rinse and repeat action will do the trick. We advise you to bring a towel for the seats in your car if you’d like.
What if the color gets into your eyes?
We highly encourage you to wear your sunglasses or the sunglasses we are providing to you as you will look way more cool and it will greatly reduce the chances of colors getting into your eyes. However, never fear, the color is non-toxic. A simple rinse with water will take care of you.
Can you eat the colors?
We do not recommend it! Even though it is only corn starch with food dyes and therefore will not harm you, it will taste about like colored dirt would. We recommend wearing it, not ingesting it.
Esperanza & Eggsperanza Schedule
- Esperanza 5k Begins at 8am
- Eggsperanza 1 Mile Fun Run Begins at 9am
- Eggsperanza Festivities (Egg Hunt etc.) Begins at 9am
- Egg Hunts will be by age and will begin at 10:30am, 10:40am and 10:50am
All race day activities will take place at the corner of Custer and Legacy!
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 Sunday, March 18.
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. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Wagner via email here.
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Date(s) - Mar 24, 2018