Race it Forward 2015 Recap

Two 10k runners dancing across the finish line.

Race it Forward has come and gone and we just wanted to say…THANK YOU!

Thank you for everything you did to make this a fun and successful event! It was inspiring to watch our students cross the finish line with smiles on their faces and a sense of accomplishment in their hearts. We raised almost $3,000 for student counseling and intervention services and we could not have done it without your support and dedication to our mission. Some Highlights from the day…

Cloud & Fire student Julio races toward the finish line, placing 2nd in the 10K race.

Thanks to many of you who participated in “Sponsor a Student Runner”  campaign, many of our students were able to run in the race. One of our students, Julio I. Trigueros, signed up for the 10K race and ran it with pride. He placed 2nd without any formal training and impressed the most athletic of participants with his perseverance and sportsmanship.

A long time Friday Night Church member, Gildi, and her family ran the 5K and added one of the sweetest moments of the day. Bryant, Gildi’s oldest at 7, ran the 5K with his mom, dad, younger brother and sister, who were being pushed in the stroller. At the finish line, Bryant expressed his frustration with coming in after his mom and younger siblings. He said, “I was so tired, I wanted to quit, but then I remember this was for the Cloud & Fire kids. I wanted to help them, so I kept going!”

After a struggle, Bryant hears the cheers and finishes strong!

Friends and family from Reality LA, Refuge LA, and CSUN InterVarsity Matador Christian Fellowship came out to run for our cause! We are so grateful to Children’s Hunger Fund for donating water bottles and to all our friends and supporters who made this event the success that it was.

Check out more photos from  Race it Forward on our Facebook page!