5K run raises funds for Zambia medical mission

Jennifer Lee Preyss By Jennifer Lee Preyss

May 12, 2014 at 12:12 a.m.

For six missionaries to fly to Zambia for an annual medical mission trip, they need the Crossroads to run.

The 2014 Zambia Medical Mission Team is hosting the Zambia Obstacle 5K Fun Run and Walk on Saturday in Riverside Park in Victoria.

Registration for the race begins at 8 a.m., followed by the start at 9 a.m. and awards and festivities at 10:30 a.m.

The fee includes T-shirts for race participants.

Registration fees, which can be paid for singles and groups of four or more people, will support travel expenses for the team.

Darren Tom, a returning member of the Zambia team, said it costs about $5,000 per person to travel to Africa for two weeks.

The annual trip to Zambia, scheduled for July, will assist a larger team of national physicians, dentists and eye doctors as they serve adults and children living in some of the poorest villages.

Last year, the group assisted about 14,000 men, women and children with medical needs.

Sponsorships of obstacles are also available for $500, which includes the sponsor's name on an obstacle station.

Registration forms are available at Central Church of Christ Church, 801 E. Airline Road, and at the Victoria Advocate.



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