Super Hero 5K

Liquid Church of NJ Hosts 5K “SuperHero” Run to Solve Clean Water Crisis for Thousands In Central America and Africa

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2,000 NJ Churchgoers Take to Streets to Fight Global Killer

Liquid Church of NJ Hosts 5K “SuperHero” Run to Solve Clean Water Crisis for Thousands In Central America and Africa

MORRISTOWN, NJ, May 2, 2013 – Today, 2,000 children under the age of 5 will die from something totally preventable-- dirty water. Currently, 1 in 9 people in the world lack access to clean drinking water putting them at risk for debilitating diarrhea, typhoid, and cholera. However, on Saturday May 11th, 2,000 attendees of Liquid Church in NJ will put on capes and masks to fight the global killer. The charity fundraiser in Morristown, NJ, includes a 5k fun run, Superhero costume contest, and afternoon party at Pioneer Park.

“Our church has a passion for bringing clean water to families in need around the globe,” said Tim Lucas, Lead Pastor of the non-denominational Christian church. “It’s time for us to leave our seats and take to the streets to be part of the solution to the global water crisis.”

Liquid Church has been championing clean water projects across Africa and Central America, funding and completing over 50 well drilling projects over the last four years. Volunteers from the church travel each quarter to remote villages in El Salvador, Haiti and, starting this year, Nicaragua. Over $750,000 has been raised to date by the church to solve water access issues in developing countries. Funds raised from the Superhero 5k event will be used to further clean water efforts.

“This event celebrates the fact that each of us has the power to save a life. You can be a hero by simply coming out to run or walk and join the fight against Dirty Water,” said Lucas. Registration and event details are available online at www.5kSuperhero.com. Race fees are $35 before May 10th, and $50 for on-site registration. Kids under 18 are $10. All are welcome to participate.

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FAQ

Why is Liquid Church hosting a 5K tun? How does it help people who need clean water?
Today, more than 2,000 children under the age of 5 will die from diseases caused by dirty water. 1 in 9 people worldwide lack access to clean water. Liquid Church wants to help change that by hosting a 5k run through Morristown NJ on May 11. 2,000 participants will raise funds through personal fundraising campaigns for the upcoming event. The proceeds will fund building new water wells and other clean water projects across the globe.

What is the SuperHero theme for?
Liquid Church wants everyone know to know that anyone can become a SuperHero to save the lives of thousands of people in countries that don’t have access to clean water today. By participating in the 5k event, each participant (SuperHero custumes encouraged!) will become part of the solution for dirty water in so many countries today.

When and where will the 5K be held?
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, more than 2,000 Superheroes will be running and walking a 5K together in Morristown to fight dirty water. A map of the course is available at: http://www.5ksuperhero.com/race-details/.

What is happening the day of the 5K?
9am - Registration & team costume judging
11am - Race begins
Noon - Party in the park. Food, games for the kids, and live music will be provided

How does everyone sign up?
Participants can join the fight and register together as their own Superhero Team. A team can be made up of family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. The signup process is as follows:

  • Pick a Team name for your Superhero Team.
  • Go online and register at www.5kSuperHero.com
  • Fill in the blanks to automatically create your fundraising website.
  • A link will be provided to invite your friends to join the team or sponsor you.

How much is it? The registration is $35 before May 10 and $50 day-of. Kids under 18 are just $10. What about those who can’t run, but want to support the SuperHero 5k?
There is also an opportunity to make a donation to help Liquid Church bring clean water to Africa and Central America. If a company would like to consider an event sponsorship opportunity for the Super Hero 5K, contact us at Janet@LiquidChurch.com or call at 973-348-9876.


ABOUT LIQUID CHURCH

 

Liquid Church is one of NJ’s fastest-growing Christian churches.  Founded in 2001 by Lead Pastor Tim Lucas, the church’s vision is to “take church to the people” with campuses in Morristown, New Brunswick, and Nutley.  Over 2,500 people experience Liquid’s worship services each weekend in New Jersey and around the globe through its Church Online.  As a part of its global outreach Liquid provides clean drinking water to the poorest of the poor with dozens of completed projects in Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Haiti and El Salvador.

 


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