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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Derby Church to host Run/Walk Sept. 26 to benefit Derby Students

DERBY – Walnut Hill Community Church, located at the corner of Smith and Ninth Streets in Derby for a second year is hosting the Derby’s B.E.S.T. 5k Run / Mile Walk. Last year’s event raised $3,600, which provided funding for nine projects requested by teachers and administrators, that enriched, enhanced and improved the educational experience of more than 300 students in the Derby Public Schools helping to Better Empower the Students and Teachers in the Derby Public Schools to succeed.
 
Walt Mayhew, Pastor of Walnut Hill Community Church’s Derby Campus explained the church’s involvement. "Jesus told us to love God and love our neighbor. We also know the special place children had in Jesus heart. So this event is a wonderful way for us to live out our faith and look to make our community a better place to live, work and play."
 
The race committee has been actively promoting the event throughout the district and community looking increase the number of project that will be funded. "Last year we raised $3,600. This year our goal is to raise $7,000 so we can fund more projects and impact the educational experience of more students throughout the district." Mayhew said.

The Derby’s B.E.S.T. 5k Run / Walk will take place on Saturday, September 26th on the Derby Greenway starting on the industrial park access road behind BJs on 20 Division Street.

Check in on race day begins at 8:00 a.m. The Fun Run begins for younger children begins at 8:30, while the 5k Run& Mile Walk start at 9:00 a.m. Awards with be presented to the top finishers overall and by age group. A free post-race bib number raffle will be conducted and post-race refreshments will be served. To register, or for more information, visit www.derbysbest.org.
(This is a press release from Walnut Hill Community Church)

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