Take a Step to Help the Homeless – “Road to Emmaus” Walk & Run
This is a free charity event. We only ask that you bring an item for the homeless as your registration. Join us for a 12k group run or 2 mile walking tour of the Mission District of Syracuse and learn first hand about the plight of the homeless and how Road to Emmaus Ministry and other organizations are working to meet their needs.
12K RUN / 2 MILE WALK
JULY 23, 2016
At Columbus Circle
Downtown Syracuse, NY
12K Run starts at 8:00am
2 Mile Walk starts at 8:15am
Registration is from
7:00am to 7:15am
WOULD YOU ENTER AN EVENT THAT ASKED YOU TO BRING THE BLING?
Well, that’s exactly what we’re asking you to do.
It’s simple. Registration to this event is a donation for the homeless of:
SHOES • BOOTS • BEDDING • TOILETRY ITEMS
All participants must bring their donated item(s) with them on the morning of the event. All donations go directly to the homeless served by Emmaus Ministry at local Catholic Charities and Rescue Mission men’s and women’s shelters.
TO ENTER DONATE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
FOOT CARE ITEMS:
• Men’s NEW white cotton calf length athletic socks (Hanes, Nike, Reebok brands)
• Women’s NEW white socks (Hanes, Nike, Reebok brands)
• Men’s & Women’s NEW or slightly used waterproof winter boots, running shoes or sneaker
PERSONAL CARE ITEMS:
• Bar Soap
• Shaving Cream
• Feminine products
• NEW pillows, twin sized sheets, pillowcases or blankets
• NEW wash cloths and towels.
THIS IS NOT A RACE!
All participants are encouraged to tour the facility to experience and learn first hand more about the plight of the homeless and how Road to Emmaus Ministry strives to meet their needs. All participants are asked to stick to the sidewalks, obey all traffic signals and safe running and walking rules. Police presence will be available for the safety of all participants. *Donated item(s) can be left at Columbus Circle before the start of either the walk or run.
THE 12K COURSE
The 12k run route will go past the Rescue Mission and Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter, loop out to Saint James Church and finish back at Columbus Circle. There will be several water stops along the course and optional stops with guided tours at the Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter and the Saint Marianne Cope Center for Outreach. Download course map for more details.
WHY RUN A 12K?
12k or 60 stadia is the distance from Jerusalem to Emmaus as mentioned in Luke 24:13-31. On the road to Emmaus two disciples meet a stranger, who turned out to be Jesus. The recognition of Christ to those disciples filled their hearts with hope. By supporting Emmaus Ministry, we too bring hope and the presence of Christ to the homeless and poor on the streets of Syracuse.
THE 2 MILE COURSE
The 2 mile walk route will go past the Rescue Mission and Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter and finish back at Columbus Circle. A stop and optional guided tour of the Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter will be available. Download course map for more details.
WHY WALK 2 MILES?
The phrase, “Going The Extra Mile” comes from Matthew 5:41 that says, “If someone asks you to go one mile with them, go with them two.” By supporting Emmaus Ministry and extending mercy to others we go that second mile.