The Aramis Alvarez Memorial 5K is set for Saturday October 30, 2021! Come for a great day of running and fellowship as we honor the legacy of Aramis Alvarez.
We will have something for everyone with a 5K run, 5K walk and 1 mile walk. We even have “Phantom Runners” who register to support this great cause even if they can’t run/walk.
Onsite check in and registration starts at 8am with the race to start at 9am followed by awards after the race. Awards for top finishers in each age group and the top overall male and female runners.
T-shirts for the those pre-registering before October 15th with only limited supplies for those registering later and on race day.
Want to be a corporate sponsor of this great event? Download the form below and return to the church or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE WHY OF THIS EVENT
North Fayette UMC has been holding an officially timed race for 14 years. We renamed the event The Aramis Alvarez Memorial 5K. We want to share with you, the reason for the change by telling you about the man Aramis was and his legacy, which we want to help continue.
Aramis put his love into action at home, at work, at church, and in Honduras among people in need including an indigenous mountain tribe called the Toulapans. His partner in this work was, and continues to be, his wife, Alicia. Their dedication to children, youth and the disabled of Honduras led to their adoption of two wonderful Honduran teenagers. Aramis died in a tragic accident in December 2017, leaving us with a hole in our hearts. An excerpt from his obituary reads,
“Throughout his life, Aramis’ hands were never idle, his mind was unceasingly creative, and his heart was always full. His energy, drive, and compassion touched the lives of thousands of people all around the world. Family, friends, and the church were just the beginning. His life of service was often directed to people he didn’t know and whose gratitude he never expected. He leaves behind a legacy of beauty and love that is multiplied by the many whom he inspired to follow his example.”
And so, we want a portion of our proceeds from this event to support Sharing Hearts.
A foundation established by Aramis and Alicia, Sharing Hearts works through American and Honduran nonprofit organizations to provide funding, expertise, and resources that improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Honduras. Assistance is provided in the form of food, supplies, wheelchairs and other equipment for those with disabilities, as well as through educational opportunities, love, and mentoring. The goal is to create a way where none existed for better lives by being the hands and heart of Christ to our brothers and sisters in Honduras.
Racers pay a registration fee that covers the costs associated with a Atlanta Track Club timed event. By far, the largest source of revenue comes from our sponsors.
With your help, our financial support will grow every year!