Mississippi College

MC Endurance Challenge Benefits Fellowship of Christian Athletes

March 27, 2012

Calling all runners and bikers who love a good cause!

The Choctaw Trails will be the place to be for the Mississippi College Endurance Challenge, a race to benefit MC’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The event is set for April 14 with men and women putting on running shoes and riding bikes in the second annual race to boost the Christian university’s FCA program. The Saturday race begins at 7:30 a.m.

Organizers expect 100 or more people to show off their skills on the MC Cross Country Team course off McRaven Road in Clinton.

Costs to enter are $25 for the 5K, and $40 for the Duathlon (5K run, 12K bike race/2K run). There is a $10 fee for boys and girls doing a one-mile fun run. There also is a relay option for the Duathlon costing $75.

Last year’s road race raised $2,500 and it helps pay for FCA events, resources including Bibles, speakers and scholarships for camps, and goes toward staffing needs, says Justin Pigott, one of Mississippi College’s FCA leaders.

Nationwide, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes was founded in 1954 and today is the nation’s biggest Christian sports organization. It uses the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ.

In Mississippi, there are currently 19 full-time and part-time staff covering the eight FCA districts in the Magnolia State. The FCA serves junior high, high school and college campuses and youth sports.

Winners of the April 14 race won’t leave the Choctaw Trails empty-handed. Winners will receive a free pair of shoes from Stinky Feet in Flowood.

People can register at the Bike Crossing in Ridgeland or at Stinky Feet in Flowood. The main registration closes April 12. Participants can also register at the site of the race on April 14 from 6 a.m. until 7 a.m.

For more information, contact Justin Pigott at jpigott@fca.org.

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