Scriptures for our Runners/Walkers

Below are the scriptures that are posted throughout our race route

-The name of the Lord is a strong fortress;
the godly run to him and are safe.  Proverbs 18:10

-But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”  2 Chronicles 15:7

-And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Hebrews 12:1

-For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.             Philippians 4:13

In your strength I can crush an army;
with my God I can scale any wall.  2 Samuel 22:30

-Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.                                               2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

-Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.                                                
Isaiah 41:10

-Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.  Psalm 105:4


-but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31


This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9

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Race Day Info!!!!!

Good day ladies and gents!  Race day is fast approaching..  

***Same Day Registration starts at 1pm and goes until 230pm.  

***Registration Volunteers please be at the Labor Pavilion by 12:45pm (you know who you are :))  and All other volunteers please be at the Labor Pavilion by 1pm/130pm.  

***Please remember no pets or bikes allowed on the 5k walk/run!  Thank you!!

We are so blessed to have all the help that we do.  To God be the glory for the great things he does.  We have been able to help 19 families and given out $12,870 in the past two years!  God’s love is not to be taken lightly.  Amen!  See you all SUNDAY!!!  Thanks For YOUR Support!!!!!!!

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**Online Reg has officially been turned off.  To sign up for the race all you need to do is show up at the Labor Pavilion at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds and walk up to the registration table and sign up!  Its that easy!

**SAME DAY REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK UP 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Sorry but NO LATE REGISTRATION  We must give time for our volunteers to be able to get ready and get to the start zone ;)  We start on time for your convenience.

**We only have 19 shirts left so its not to late to be one of the first 100 to sign up & pay to receive a shirt..  Limited sizes left!!!  First Come, First Serve basis.

**We have a great silent auction so invite your family and friends to come cheer you on while they bid on our auction items!!!

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2014.PFOL.TSHIRTHere is the 3rd Annual T-shirt design!!

Okay Ladies & Gents…

Deadline: Friday, Sept 5th is the last day for Pre-Reg prices!!  Don’t forget the first 100 Paid Competitive entrants will receive a goody bag and Free T-shirt!!

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Good afternoon everyone!  Our online registration is up and running so sign up asap and be one of the first 100 Paid COMPETITIVE entrants to receive a free t-shirt!!  Look forward to seeing you all soon!  God Bless!!!

*Reminder:  1 Mile fun run is NON competitive.

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3rd Annual “Pocket Full of Love” 5k


Charity 5K Run/Walk

with 1 mile Fun Run/Walk

Du Quoin State Fairgrounds Labor Pavilion

 Sunday September 21, 2014 @ 3 p.m.

 Proceeds go to benefit the:

~♥~Families In Need Organization ~♥~

at Elkville Christian Church

 Contact Event Coordinator: Kim Buser 618-521-3724

Or Jason Cobin 618-924-3516

Go online at:

“Three things will last forever-faith, hope and love-and the greatest of these is love.”      1 Corinthians 13:13

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Families In Need


We serve such an amazing God don’t we!  Families in need is going into its 3rd year with Elkville Christian Church in Elkville, Illinois.  We couldn’t be more happy with its progress.  It all started out with a mission to help a dear friend and church family member and has turned into a mission of support for all of our church family and all surrounding local communities.  Families In Need is a small organization outreach, set up to benefit those who are suffering a sudden emergency or sudden and tragic loss.  In the midst of tragedy it is hard to think about what you might need.  Our donation is set up to take a small edge off the financial burden that each family faces during these traumatic times.  To date Families In Need Organization has been able to help 15 Families and has given out over $11,000 to families who have suffered a variety of things such as house fires and sudden illnesses and sudden family loss.  Each year we have a spring fundraiser and our fall 5k event to fund our mission with the Pocket Full of Love 5k event being our main source of funding.  We have been blessed to have two years now with great races with amazing turnouts.  It could not have been done without the wonderful sponsors within our local communities and the love that they share for people in need.  We are believing in another successful race to be able to replenish our funds to help more families in need!  Thank You for your support!  

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