You’ve seen me wearing the Team 413 shirts on some of my runs and at races, it’s an organization I love. Team 413 is a ministry that believes Jesus Christ is at the heart of every athlete. It’s based upon the Philippians 4:13 verse, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The ministry stands behind the belief that God gives us the courage to start, the perseverance to continue the race, and the strength and power to finish strong.
Each year, Team 413 does a virtual charity event. The event takes place during Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th-30th and is open to all friends of Team 413. The GraceRunner Journey 2016 is actually run as a relay by a group of Team 413 Ambassadors whose goal is to run as many miles as they can. During last year’s relay, the team Ambassadors ran over 900 miles! I took part in the virtual event last year as well and it’s such a great way to support this ministry. You can register to be a part of the GraceRunner Journey virtual event for $25 or $40 with a tech shirt included (to be sent later).
If you would like to help Team 413 but don’t want to sign up to run or walk this coming Memorial Day Weekend, donations are also welcome. Every dollar you donate goes to help with operational funding, the Team 413 vehicle and internships. The group is entirely funded by YOUR donations and the products for sale at race expos and in the online store. If you are looking for a cause to support that glorifies God in the endurance athlete community, Team 413 may just be something you’d like to get behind.
Head on over to the Team 413 website to learn more about the ministry, or to register for the virtual event and/or make a donation, go here. If you would like to donate under my participant page, that would be great as well. I know I would appreciate any donations that I can help direct to the ministries. Again, this is a group, a team that I love and am so glad to have discovered three years ago at a race expo.