“Dash to the Dominican” is a 5K and 10k race hosted by SGA will be held on Saturday, April 18 to benefit Makarios, a school in the Dominican Republic.
Makarios ministers to kids from kindergarten through sixth grade who live in poverty. The school provides kids with education and health care and shares the gospel with them.
SGA philanthropy director Carissa Drum’s goal is to raise enough money to help Makarios add six new classrooms, which would help them add more grades to their school, Drum said.
Registration for the race begins at 9 a.m. and the race will start at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in the lower SSC, the SGA office or online on the Cedarville student homepage. Tickets are $20 for pre-registration or $25 the day of the race.
Drum said she has done a lot of promotions for Makarios. She said SGA has sold t-shirts, presented an awareness week, organized the first ever Cedarville dance party and started the three by five project. “Dash to the Dominican” is the last big event planned to raise money for Makarios.
Drum said this race has been around as long as she has been a student. She said every year there is a new name for it, and this year’s theme will be racing around the world.
The race will include five different stations, each representing a country, said Kaitlyn Farley, who serves on the planning committee. Farley said runners will begin in the United States and then run through France, China, Ethiopia, Australia and will finish at the Dominican Republic. Drum said there will be a “finish line party” at the Dominican Republic station with prizes, food and music.
The race will begin at the north commuter parking lot between the HSC and Murphy Hall, Drum said. The course will take a six mile loop off campus past Dr. White’s house. The 5K and 10K course will start at the same place and then split up.
Drum and Farley both encourage all students to join SGA, Old Testament professor Chris Miller and other members of the student body by running in this event.
“It is a good opportunity for runners, or for people who have never run a 5K,” Farley said. “It is also for a good cause and is a fun activity to do with friends.”
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