Run for Haiti 5K set for May

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 11, 2015

First Baptist Church of Andalusia will sponsor its Run for Haiti 5K Run/Jog/Walk Sat., April 18, at First Baptist.


Early registration for the run will run through Mon., April 13, and the fee will be $20. Runners registering by the 13th will be guaranteed a T-shirt.


Runners registering after the Monday’s deadline will be not be guaranteed a T-shirt, and the race fee will be $25.


Registration is available online at


There will be several divisions for different age groups, and the top three from each group will be given awards. There will also be awards for the top overall runners and walkers.


The 5K will benefit a mission trip to Haiti that members of several local churches will be going on in June.


“This isn’t just people from First Baptist,” Race Coordinator Eric Searcy said. “We have 19 people from six different local churches that are a part of the team going down to Haiti.”


Mission team members will be in Haiti from June 13-20, and will be working with the Children’s Hope Orphanage.


Searcy said they have around 43 sponsors for the event, and want to get as many runners involved as possible.


“We have been very blessed with the number of sponsors that are supporting us,” Searcy said. “And now we just need to get as many runners as we can to come out and participate.”


For more information, contact Eric Searcy at 504-0827 or Amy Dugger at 343-4242.