Race Info

What: 5th 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 28105 Parking on site.

When: Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016
Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration 8:00am
5k Run 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: All participants will receive a t-shirt from Freeset, a fair trade business offering employment to women trapped in India’s sex trade. We are striving to provide our runners with fair trade items that are providing employment for underprivileged individuals. 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 Male and Female Finisher. We will also be awarding prizes for the Oldest and Youngest Male and Female finishers, The best Christmas Outfit to cross the finish line and the Finisher who traveled the farthest to participate. Certificates will be given to the top male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 15-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 70+
2016 Following The Star
Goal: $5,000