It’s that time of the year again – time to register and prepare for Ellie’s Run for Africa. Ellie’s Run is a local opportunity to walk alongside African children to raise funds for their education and give them hopes of getting out of the slums.
The 5k run happens annually to help fundraising efforts and bring people of all ages together in the name of helping others. Ellie’s Run began in 2004 after one child – 10-year-old Ellie Ambrose of Nashville, TN, was moved by photos of children living in the slums of Africa. Ellie knew in her heart that she needed to do something to help those children, and thus Ellie’s Run was born. To date, the annual fundraising event has raised over $300,000 and helped thousands of children go to school. All funds raised through Ellie’s Run benefit African Leadership, a nonprofit that trains pastors and church leaders in Africa and funds relief and development projects in their communities.
Ellie’s Run for Africa 2012 will be held in downtown Nashville on May 19. The event opens at 6:30 a.m and the 5k race begins at 7:30 a.m. Their will be a 1-mile run for kids starting at 8:30 a.m.
Registration is open now, so click here to register for the race today.
$40 for couples
$60 for families
$29 for Heroes*