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Elim 5K scheduled for Saturday, May 11

by Melanie Jongsma

CRESTWOOD, Ill. (May 5, 2019) – The ninth annual Elim Eagles’ Wings 5K Run, Walk, & Roll will take place on Saturday, May 11, on the grounds of Elim Christian Services and the surrounding neighborhood. The annual 5K is a fundraiser that helps provide essential resources for children and adults with disabilities. Elim hopes to raise over $50,000 through this year’s event to fund equipment, program, and facility needs for over 475 lives.

Participants can choose between a timed 5K course or an untimed short loop course (1 mile), both of which begin and end on Elim’s campus. Registered runners will receive official times for the 5K. Registered participants receive a free T-shirt that promotes the “80s” theme of this year’s event.

Wheelchairs, strollers, and service dogs are welcome to participate; however, roller blades, bikes, and non-service dogs are not permitted for the safety of Elim’s children, adults, and event participants.

About Elim Christian Services

Elim’s mission is to equip people with disabilities to pursue their God-given potential by offering person-centered services and partnering with their communities. Elim provides educational, vocational, and therapeutic services for over 475 individuals with developmental disabilities, and impacts hundreds more through national and international partnerships.

Elim Christian Services is located at 13020 S. Central Avenue in Crestwood, Illinois.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.