Run for Glory 5K Run

March 8, 2018 espivey

Dear Etowah Baptist Missions Center Supporters,

The EBMC staff is so grateful for all you do to support our ongoing ministry here at the Center. In the past we have had fund raising events to help raise awareness and financial support to carry out these ministries. 5 years ago Bellevue Baptist Church started “Run for Glory”, a 5K Run, to raise money for the Missions Center. Each year the funds from this event have almost doubled! Our fund raising efforts have not. To have a fund raiser takes a lot of time, energy and effort which our staff doesn’t seem to have anymore due to the ever growing needs of our county. Our efforts to raise money from the Boat Race and Soup Lunch have not paid very well. Therefore this year after prayerful consideration we have decided to set our focus on promoting and helping with the 5K Run.
We have met with Bellevue race committee and feel that by partnering and raising awareness and participation in our churches and supporters that the $10,000 they raised last year could double! This is very exciting and we want to encourage you to “run” along side of us in this endeavor and support this Fund Raising Event by:
Praying – pray that everyone will see the needs and join in with us to raise money to help those in our county that are struggling to walk through life
Sponsor – give to the cause
$45.00 will feed a family of 4 for 3-5 days
$100 – $300 will pay a power bill for 30 days
$300 – $500 will cover rent for 30 days
These are ONLY a few examples of what your donation could help with.
Participating – sign-up to run or walk or get a T-shirt or just register!

Included is a letter from Bellevue Bapstist Church with contact and sign-up info. Enclosed is a sponsorship letter from the Missions Center. All proceeds need to be made out to Bellevue Baptist “Run for Glory” and will be presented to the Missions Center after all funds are received from the race.
We are asking all those who have supported us in the Boat Race and Soup Lunch to support us in this race. We would love to come and share with your church or organization. All of us “walking/running” together through life will help us to win the race of poverty!

Thank You,

Karen Lee
Executive Director


Note from Bellevue Baptist

On Saturday July 28th Bellevue Baptist Church will be hosting its 5th Annual Run For Glory 5K Run which benefits the Etowah Baptist Missions Center. The previous four runs were a great success with in excess of $21,000.00 dollars being raised for the Missions Center. The 2017 run alone generated $10,300.00 dollars that was given to the Missions Center. Run for Glory has grown each year and has become a favorite among the running community. We want to make the 2018 Run for Glory even bigger and better as we support the ministries of the Etowah Baptist Missions Center. To do so, we need your help and ask that your church to prayerfully consider to join with us to support, promote, participate, and partner partner with us to make Run for Glory the biggest and best 5K in Etowah County.

How can you help??? You can help by First, pray that Run for Glory will be an event that will give all praise, honor, and glory to God and provide much needed resources for the Missions Center; Second, donate to Run for Glory either as a church or as individual church members; Third, Participate! You can register to run the race or if you prefer not to run you can walk the course. (We always have several walkers)

We hope that you will consider joining with us in the 2018 Run For Glory benefiting your Missions Center.

Should you have any questions about Run for Glory please contact Gina or Jim Copeland at 256-490-6959.

We look forward to the 2018 Run for Glory and pray that God will use this event to raise much needed funds for the Etowah Baptist Missions Center.


Gina Copeland Roger Graham
Race Director Pastor Bellevue Baptist Church


Sponsorship Levels
Warm-up: $20.00______________
This level gets you into the race for poverty and helps to supply hygiene needs.

Starting line: $45.00______________
This sponsorship level will feed a family of 4 for 3-5 days.

Powerade: $100.00 – $300.00___________
This level helps to pay power a bill for 30 days

Aid Station: $300.00-$500.00________
This level will cover rent for 30 days

Marathon: $1000.00____________
This level will cover 6 Baby Layette Baskets to help new moms
coming home from the hospital care for their newborns

Please mail to:
Bellevue Baptist Church
“Run for Glory”
150 Noccalula Drive
Gadsden, AL 35904
Name or Business:_____________________________________________

Phone:________________Contact Person:________________________


Thank You
All of us “walking/running” together through life will help us to win the race
of poverty!



“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus.”
Hebrews 12:1-2

Race Date: Saturday, July 28,
Registration Time: 7:00 a.m.
Race Start: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Bellevue Baptist Church
150 Noccalula Drive
Gadsden AL 35904

Entry Fees:
Registration: $20.00
Cash or Check Payable to: Bellevue Baptist Church
Memo Line: Run for Glory 2018
Mail to: 150 Noccalula Drive, Gadsden AL 35904

The Etowah Baptist Association Missions Center supports our community year round with staple products: food, clothing, spiritual guidance, financial assistance, and classes for finances and nutrition. In this county, they served over 7,000 people with food. They gave baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas to feed over 700 people. These same people have the same need for food year round. The needs are always there but sometimes forgotten. The EBA Missions Center needs support year round with donations and our time. Please come out and run/walk and support the EBA Missions Center by filling their shelves with staple goods.

Please circle t-shirt size: Adult Small Adult Medium Adult Large Adult Extra Large Adult 2X Large
Shirts guaranteed for those who pre-register.

AGE GROUPS: 10 and under 11-14 years 15-19 years 20-24 years 25-29 years 30-34 years
35-39 years 40-44 years 45-49 years 50-54 years 55-59 years 60-64 years
65-69 70 plus Masters (40-49 years) GrandMasters (50 plus)
Medals given for Overall Top 3 Male and Female; Top 3 Male and Female in each age group; and Top Finisher Male and Female Masters and GrandMasters

Official Entry Form

Name_________________________________________________ Gender (Circle One) Male Female

Date of Birth________________________________________ Age (On date of Race) _______

Address______________________________________________ Phone________________________ E-mail______________________________________

Paper Registration or Register on-line at:


PRINT NAME___________________________________ SIGNATURE OF PARTICIPANT________________________________________ DATE__________________

(Under 18 years of age)

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE AGREEMENT, WHICH SHALL BIND ME, MY CHILD, OUR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, HEIRS AND ASSIGNS. I HEREBY PROMISE NOT TO SUE AND SHALL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASE FROM EVERY CLAIM AND ANY LIABILITY THAT I OR MY CHILD MAY ALLEDGE AGAINST THE RELEASE, including attorney fees, as a direct or indirect result of injury to me or my child, or my child’s property, resulting in my child’s death, because of any child’s participation in the event or staging, whether caused by the negligence of the releaser or otherwise. For persons under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must sign the waiver and release.

PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE__________________________________________ RELATIONSHIP______________________________ DATE_________________


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