On December 1st, I will be running the OUC Orlando Half Marathon here in Orlando. It will be my 35th half marathon, and my 6th OUC half marathon race. So, I’ve decided to run it for a reason, for TEAM 413 GRACERUNNER MINISTRIES.
If you follow the blog regularly, you know how much TEAM 413 means to me. I met Chris Gillespie and his wife Kiki back in 2013 at the WDW Marathon Weekend race expo. I was new to running back then, and was so thrilled to find TEAM 413 and learn of their mission within the running community. Since then, I’ve been a part of the TEAM 413 community, and I can’t imagine the running world being without them in it.
TEAM 413 GRACERUNNER MINISTRIES exists to share the love of Christ within the athletic arena, promoting the physical, mental and spiritual health of the athlete. The ministry believes in the truth of “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” as it is written in the Bible, Philippians 4:13. TEAM 413 was founded in 2003 with the mission to share Christ with “whosoever” along our journey.
I’d like to invite and ask you to make a donation of any amount, that’s right, ANY AMOUNT to TEAM 413 between now and December 2nd. It doesn’t matter if you can only give $5, or you are able to give $100, every single donation makes a difference for the ministry. Your donations go to rent booth space at race expos, travel expenses to and from the races, and helps assist runners who have significant personal need. It all goes right back out there to continue to spread the love of Christ to runners all over the world.
If you want to help, but don’t want to give a donation, please check out the online store. Pick up a tee or two for yourself or family. Get some car magnets or stickers, or a hat to wear about town. TEAM 413 items make great Christmas gifts! Not only will you be giving your loved ones a neat faith-filled gift, but you are also helping to support the ministry of TEAM 413! Thank you for your consideration and support of TEAM 413 and my running of the OUC Orlando Half Marathon next month! 🙂
***Note, if you’d like to note that you are donating to support my race on 12/1, you can do that when you make your safe and secure donation on the GoFundMe donation page. Thank you!***