Ministry health

“Run With Heart” Helps Ministry

Participants are pictured at a previous Run with Heart event in this file photo.

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Run with Heart will take place at Depot Coffeehouse on Saturday, October 8.

Participants can choose to run one mile, 5K (3.11 Miles) or 10K (6.22 Miles). The event is designed for everyone. If you are a slow walker or a fast runner, this run is for you. Dogs and strollers are also welcome. The race will take place on the Simon Kenton bike path, which will showcase its beautiful fall colors.

Participants who pre-register by September 15 will receive a t-shirt, finisher medal and goody bag. You can register for the event at or by emailing [email protected] Attendees can also register on the morning of the event from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with any monetary donation. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female participants in each age category for the 5K and 10K and all participants are eligible for prizes.

This is the third year that the committee has organized a race. In 2020, Run with Heart benefited two local infants in need of heart surgery. In 2021, The Furry Scurry benefited from His Hands Extended Sanctuary.

This year, Run with Heart benefits from Held by Him, which is a local outreach ministry. All funds raised from the run will be used for community outreach. To learn more about Held by Him, visit

We are pleased to announce the commercial sponsors for this year’s race: Johnson Welded Products, KTH Parts Industries, Orbis, Thrievent, Woodruff Automotive, Parker Trutec, Urbana and ARC Staffing Solutions and Edwards Surveying. Jenkins Tax Service and Mercy Health provide items to attendee goodie bags, as do Orbis and Woodruff Automotive.

Run with Heart is a great event that not only brings the community together, but also helps members of our community who need encouragement. If you or your company would like to get involved, please contact Lisa Blake at [email protected]

Participants are pictured at a previous Run with Heart event in this file photo.

The event is Saturday, October 8

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