Make a Joyful Noise 5K is Emporia's only worship 5K! This event is perfect for people from all fitness levels. Those who enjoy leisurely nature walks will enjoy the breathtaking scenic views on the country course. Runners who crave some challenge will enjoy the elevation changes and all terrain aspect of the course. As runners and walkers complete the beautiful scenic course, they will encounter others worshipping God in song. This is an excellent opportunity to come together in unity to fellowship and worship God in the beauty of His creation!
This year we will offer the option to participate in person if that option is possible or to participate virtually only.
Proceeds from this year's race will be donated to the worship team and Blessing Box ministries at New Life Christian Church. Funds will be used to purchase necessary equipment and to restock area Blessing Boxes.
All participants will receive a running bib with a time chip, a custom t-shirt, and finisher medal (at the finish line). We will also have placement medals for our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female finishers. We will do our best to have t-shirts available for registrants who sign up after the September 2 deadline, but in the event that we run out, we will order and they will be available for pick up at a later date.
Event details and schedule
The seventh annual Make a Joyful Noise 5K will take place Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8:30 am at New Life Christian Church, 1505 Rd 175 Emporia KS 66801. Runners/walkers will start out at the church building, travel west on Rd 175 to make a loop around Thorndale (Locust Ln, Rd 180, and Lakeshore Dr), making a right turn on Bodock Rd and looping back through Rd 180 and Lakeshore Dr, to return east on Rd 175 to make a small loop around part of the prayer walk and wooded area of the church property, and return up Rd 175 to the church building for a welcoming finish line celebration. Parking will be available along the south and west ends of the church parking lot. If the virtual only option is chosen, participants will complete their own race on their own time and submit results by September 18, 2021.
Packet pick up and registration will be offered Friday, September 17, from 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday morning from 7:15-8:00 am. Please plan to arrive, EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PICKED UP YOUR PACKET, by 8:15 am. If you plan to pick up your packet Saturday morning, please plan accordingly as some may be registering during the 7:15-8:00 timeframe. We want to make sure we have everyone registered and ready to line up by the 8:15 time. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
After the race please plan to stick around until 9:45 for our awards ceremony. We will have plenty of good food and company to keep you full and entertained. At this race we like to celebrate all finishers, first and last. Join us to celebrate one another's achievements!