Friday, January 29, 2010

Marathon anyone???

I just wanted to put a bug in your ear about this next running season's Marathon Ministry at Orchard Hill Church! Some of you are runners, already training, new runners, or have expressed interest. The Marathon Ministry is a team coached by Don Williams and raises money for great causes. This years cause: building a school in Mozambique region (area OHC partners with already).

This year's marathon is the Des Moines Marathon on October 17. We will start training together on May 1. We meet Saturday early mornings for our long runs. This is an AWESOME experience and lots of growth physically, mentally, and spiritually happens amongst the team members during these runs. Plus, the team part of long distance running makes those long runs much easier to conquer!!

If you are interested in running your first marathon or multiple marathon (or half, DSM does offer a half which I plan to do this year!) let me know! If you are already training for another race and would like a team to train with and a great coach to guide you, you are more then welcome to join us too!!! All are welcome! Fund-raising does not have to be a part of this if you don't want to and you just want a group to run with.

I'd love to answer questions if you have them. Pass the word on too and bring a friend if you'd like!

7 comments:

Karen and Brett said...

I would maybe be interested in doing the half...is it doable?!?!

The Hansen's said...

Yes! the half is VERY doable!!! Don has us on the BEST training schedule... you'll be amazed at what your body continues to do if you follow his running schedule each week!

The Hansen's said...

Karen- don't sell yourself short though... you could do the full! I mean that!

jamie said...

jess i'm doing the half.. can you send me info about how to raise money though?

The Farwells said...

I'm running a marathon in June. I'll decide if I'm up for another once that one is complete and maybe join you half way though. :) FUN!

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Neil & Emili said...

Hi Jess! Not sure if you remember me, this is Emili (formerly Swarbrick). I am wondering if there is any way you could send me the training program that Don has you on for a half marathon. I am training for one in April. Or, do you have his email address? I think the marathon ministry you guys are doing is awesome!

You have a beautiful family! Hope you guys are doing well!

Emili Hostetler
neilnems@gmail.com