Have you heard of TEAM 413? If you’ve been running for any length of time, you’ve likely spotted the shirts out on the race courses. The back of the shirts especially stands out if a TEAM 413 member is in front of you. Each one has the Bible verse, Philippians 4:13 on it: ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.‘
TEAM 413 – GRACERUNNER MINISTRIES is the world’s largest ministry for endurance athletes. It’s mission is to share the love of Christ with all along each of our journeys. The ministries exists to promote the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the athlete as we run in road races all across the country.
I discovered TEAM 413 at a runDisney expo back in 2013. Ever since, I’ve supported the ministry as much as I could. I love wearing my TEAM 413 shirts out there for races and training runs. I always get comments about how much the verse on my back has inspired someone pushing through the miles.
Right now, TEAM 413 needs our help. TEAM 413 – GRACERUNNER MINISTRIES is operated on a small budget. The group can only continue it’s ministry at racing events around the country through donations. All the funds donated are used to rent expo booth space, travel, and to financially aid runners who have significant personal needs.
So, if you have ever felt inspired by a TEAM 413 shirt out on a race course, please consider making a donation. This is truly a ministry that we need to keep going. It’s been around going on 15 years, and I can’t imagine the running community without TEAM 413 in it. I know it is very important to me.