2014 Louisiana Skeeter Run

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Annual Skeeter Run

Saturday, August 9 (scheduled in conjunction with the Global Missions weekend) at First Shreveport
$20.00 adults (saves 2 families), $10.00 children 18 & under (saves 1 family)
10K (7am), 5K (7:15am), 1 mile fun run/walk (7:20am)

 Early packet pick up is at Sportspectrum: Thursday, August 7, noon-7:00 p.m. and Friday, August 8. 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Race day registration will open at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 9 at First Shreveport.

Activities afterwards to include:
Children’s activities, Music, Food

Living Waters for the World & Solar Under the Sun will be on hand making clean water for the participants and displaying the equipment we install for clean water systems in Haiti.

100% of registration fees go directly to Imagine No Malaria’s lifesaving initiatives. These initiatives have led to a reduction in the rate the disease is spread. UMCOR does the majority of the work for Imagine No Malaria. Just $10 buys a net that can save an entire family. A grant from the UN Foundation covers administrative costs, so all donations go directly to the lifesaving initiatives in Africa. First Shreveport is the host site for this year’s Shreveport race for the LA Conference. Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of the United Methodist Church, is dedicated to eradicating malaria worldwide. The Louisiana Skeeter Run is celebrating its third year of raising funds and awareness for Imagine No Malaria.

video from the 2010 races with malaria stats is on our website homepage.

Last year’s event, enjoyed by nearly 2,500 participants statewide, raised nearly $78,000 for Imagine No Malaria. The 2014 Louisiana Skeeter Run will be held in six cities, with a run in five of the six districts and a race at The Wesley Center in Woodworth. Shreveport’s run is scheduled for August 9. All other races are slated for October. Churches for the events include University UMC and St. Andrew’s UMC, both in Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge District); University UMC, Lake Charles (Lake Charles District); Trinity UMC, Ruston (Monroe District); and, St. Timothy on the Northshore UMC and Newell UMC, Mandeville (New Orleans District).

For more information on malaria, you can visit Imagine No Malaria‘s website or view this quick, one-page PDF.