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What: 4th annual Following the Star 5k Trail Run celebrating what Christmas is all about!

Who: The entire family can come and participate.

Where: Idlewild Baptist Church 12701 Idlewild Road, Matthews, NC. Parking on site.

When: Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015
Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration begins at 8:00am
5k Run starts at 9:00am

Why: All proceeds go to the Lottie Moon Offering supporting International Missionaries. For more information go to the About page.

What you get: This year we are enhancing the race! Not only will the race benefit international missions but our fabulous swag bag alone is helping others. We have teamed with a local boutique, The Marketplace, and Freeset to provide our runners with fair trade items that are providing employment for underprivileged individuals. Our bags have been personally designed and made from Freeset. In our bags we have selected beautifully handcrafted Papillon Christmas ornaments from steel drums. As we have replaced the typical race shirt with unique and handmade fair trade items we hope you fall in love with each organization and the people they are helping. We feel it is our purpose and privilege to be able to help so many during this holiday season!

No strollers are permitted on the 5k run due to the terrain. No animals allowed on the course or property.

If there is inclement weather on race day, race officials may choose to cancel the race for the safety of the runners. Registration costs are non-refundable.

Prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers of the 5k in the male and female categories.
2015 Following the Star
Goal: $5,000