Mar 24, 2013

5K for Education will benefit EUM Christian Preschool

GREENVILLE—The second race in the Wayne HealthCare Challeng is EUM Christian Preschool’s first annual 5K for Education set for May 4. All proceeds from this race will go to EUM Christian Preschool.

EUM Christian Preschool is a ministry of EUM Church, and for more than 35 years, has created a partnership with families in the early stages of childhood development. The Downtown Campus, 111 Devor St., houses the preschool. Registration for the 2013-14 school year is now open. For more information on the Preschool, visit, or call EUM Christian Preschool Director Elaine Snyder, 548-3211.

According to Snyder educational standards have changed so much in the past few years, making it is “so important for kids to get an early education. We like to keep our tuition low so more families can afford pre-school for their children. EUM Preschool takes an Holistic Teaching approach, focusing on cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual education.” The program strives to provide ways that students are able to create and experience a love for Jesus, a love for others, and a love for learning.

The school “typically has a fundraiser each year, she added. “In the past, we’ve had a raffle, but this year we thought a 5K would be fun. We started planning it last spring and are excited to see what happens and for our families to be involved.” 

The 5K for Education will begin at the EUM Church Worship Center, 1451 Sater St., Greenville, with registration between 6:30-8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies, which will include EUM students reciting the Pledge of Alligance and the Greenville High School Band performing the National Anthem, will be held at 8 a.m., followed by a Kids Fun/Run at 8:15 a.m. The 5K for Education will begin at 9 a.m.

Childcare will be provided during the race (which is stroller friendly) for ages 9 and under.

Cost is $20 if received on or before April 1; $25 after. A shirt will be given to all pre-registered entrants.

Prizes will be awared for the top three males and females in each age group plus the top three males and females overall.

To register for the 5K, please go to, or scan the QR code that accompanies this article.

Christians in Action Training for 5K

Last fall EUM launched a ministry called Move/Run For God. Thirteen people completed the course and either ran or walked the Jingle Bell 5K in Versailles last December.

The primary focus of this program is to spread the gospel of Jesus while understanding the parallels of endurance running/walking and enduring your faith.

This ministry, under the new name “Christians in Action,” has set a goal to run or walk the 1st Annual 5K Run for Education hosted by EUM Preschool. The program is for everyone but designed for those who have never run, getting participants ready to walk or run their first 5K in 8 weeks.

Christians in Action meet Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at EUM’s downtown campus, 111 Devor St., and although the team has already started meeting, new participants are always welcome – whether or not they attend EUM.

“I work with the runners,” said team member Jeannie Grosch, “and Sylvia McKibben works with the walkers. We welcome everyone to join us. On March 26, Dr. Painting will speak to the team about our feet and proper shoes. BJ Paulus from Snaps Fitness, will address stretching and injury prevention on April 2 and on April 9, Megan Denise, a nutritionist from Wayne HealthCare will be our speaker.”

“Our goal was to walk or run in the 5K for Education,” added Grosch, “but we will keep walking in the Wayne HeathCare Challenge throughout the season. A few members of the team have already signed up for the Hippity Hop (March 30 at Chenoweth Trails in Greenville).

If interested or for more information, contact EUM church, 548-3211, or Grosch, 548-6287, who invites all to put on your ‘action’ shoes, grab your bible and join us to change your life physically and spiritually.


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