2015 Warrior Run

We are so excited about this year's Warrior Run.  Together, we have the opportunity to be a part of the most significant single day of missions in NC history! Think about it. What if a bunch of youth pastors, leaders and students in NC were to raise $100,000 for missions in one day?  Think of the missionaries who would have vehicles and sound equipment in order to spread the gospel!

3 Steps to being a Warrior for Speed the Light

1. REGISTER
Register online by clicking the "Register Today" button on this page and include payment info for the $35 registration fee no later than February 19. We will run in teams of 2 or 4 so we are encouraging everyone to get a partner...or 3. If you can not find a partner, we will find one for you, so don't let that stop you.

The date for the race is Saturday, May 9, 2015.

2. RAISE THE MONEY
Our goal is that every church raises $2500.  If we do that, in ONE DAY, we will raise $100,000 for Speed the Light!

Here are some ideas on how to get started:

1) GIVE PERSONALLY
It starts here, Leaders lead.  Set aside some extra money from your paycheck each week.  $50 a week for 20 weeks would be $1000.

2) SELL SOMETHING
Perhaps the Holly Spirit might nudge you to put some things on Craig's List or eBay. 

3) SPONSORS
Send out sponsor letters to family and friends.

4) FUNDRAISER
A youth group fundraiser could potentially knock out $3000 in a day.  A spaghetti dinner with donation.  A silent auction.  Or check out this idea: www.scrapthelight.com.

5) CHURCH OFFERING
National Youth Day is Sunday, April 19.  Ask your pastor to allow the youth to do service that morning and take up an offering for Speed the Light.

6) TEAM/STUDENT INVOLVEMENT
One question some have been asking is, "Can students do this with me?" The answer is "YES!"  We suggest that each student runner individually raise $300 so taht they are a part of the entire process.  If you put together a team of 10 and make each person responsible for raising $250 through sponsors, you will have $2500. 

7) DREAM BIG!
These are just some ideas. Don't limit the Holy Spirit and what creative ideas he might want to birth in you!  And don't limit him to just $2500 either.  Maybe he will give you an idea to raise $5000 or $10,000!

3. TRAIN
Your upper body is an important part of any Warrior Dash fun run. Obstacles requiring you to climb over walls or pull yourself through thick mud under netting can be difficult if you don't have the strength to match your running endurance. Make sure that you're training properly by covering all of your core muscle groups - your triceps, biceps, chest, shoulders and back.  Building muscle during training while increasing your strength should be the ultimate goal in your weight lifting program.  Body weight exercises such as the chair dip can also be legitimate ways to make sure you're prepared like a true Warrior.

  • Another important part of the Warrior Dash is your ability to run for long stretches at a time.  Endurance for a 4.6 mile run can be quite a challenge for non-experienced runners, so we recommend you start training two months prior to your mud run date. 
  • Develop a running schedule that slowly builds your distance to 4.6 miles at a time before you start worrying about how long it takes you to complete the distance.

In addition, complete the majority of the runs outside instead of inside a gym or your home.  Running indoors on a treadmill isn't going to give you the same experience as trail running can, and once you hit the dirt, your legs are really going to feel it.

Although this is a great chance to set physical goals and get into shape, don't think you have to be an Olympian to participate!  There will be those out there competing hard and thos you just want to have fun and finish.  We encourage you to find a partner that shares the same goals for the run and do it together.  Walking is more than acceptable.

2015 STL PROJECTS
  • Brian Hargett, Chi Alpha $30K
  • Mickey Daniels, Ecuador  $35K
  • Cecil Eshelman, Russia    $4K
  • Church Planting in NC     $17,500