Grace Race expands to include cornhole and pancakes

2012 Grace Race 193-TiTinkling Spring Presbyterian Church will host the Grace Race+ on Saturday, April 13, with activities starting at 8 a.m. This year, the 4th annual 5K run and walk expands to include a Pancake Breakfast, a Cornhole Tournament, a Silent Auction and plenty of free activities for children and their families. The Grace Race+ will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Augusta County/Waynesboro, the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Foundation and the TSPC Youth.

The 5K (3.11 miles) Grace Race begins at 9 a.m. from Tinkling Spring’s campus Fishersville. Racers can register individually or as a three person team and will experience a combination of paved and dirt trails that feature the church’s historic grounds. The 5K will be preceded by a Tot Trot Fun Run for kids at 8:30 a.m.

Throughout the morning, guests can enjoy a Pancake Breakfast prepared by volunteers from the WWWRC Foundation or bid on items in a Silent Auction, including themed gift baskets and a reproduction oak ice box, handcrafted by students at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center.

At 11 a.m., the competition shifts to a Cornhole Tournament. Players can choose the Competitive Level for a 50/50 split of the registration fees or the For Fun Level to earn bragging rights and gift certificates. Volunteers from the Boys and Girls Club will be serving lunch during the tournament.

Sponsored by Blue Ride Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and other community businesses, the Grace Race originated as a way to support the church’s youth programs and to encourage volunteer service in the community. TSPC Associate Pastor April Cranford says, “The Grace Race provides our youth opportunities to give back through supporting organizations in financial giving and through learning how these organizations make a positive impact in our community. Youth volunteer at the Grace Race to earn funds to attend summer conferences that enrich their faith and at the Boys and Girls Club prior to the race by assisting younger children with homework and helping prepare a lunch or dinner.”

Register for the 5K race/walk and the Tot Trot by March 29 to be guaranteed an event T-shirt. Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church is located at 30 Tinkling Spring Drive, Fishersville, VA 22939. For additional information on the silent auction items, corn hole tournament or to download a 5K Walk/Race Registration at www.tinklingspring.com or call 540-885-0746 ext 11.


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