Rally for Cross Roads Virtual Run/Walk
Join us for the 7th Annual Rally for Cross Roads. The Rally for Cross Roads is an annual fundraising event for the Cross Roads Annual Fund. For the past five years, participants have come to camp for an all-night volleyball marathon to raise money to keep camp affordable for all. This year, we are shifting gears to allow participants to “rally” at home.
On Saturday October 2, lace up your running (or walking!) shoes to take part in the Rally for Cross Roads Virtual Run/Walk. All ages and abilities are invited to participate. You can sign up to compete in the 5K race to earn a prize, or for the family friendly 2k run/walk. All racing will take place on your own or with your families. We’re excited to see all of the routes people take!
We encourage you to race on Saturday, October 3 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. But if you are unable to head out on a run that day, we would still love for your to participate. And be sure you follow Cross Roads on Facebook and Instagram to join in on the full weekend of virtual fun, including check-ins with participants around the state and a virtual campfire!
How to Participate
1. Register to Race!
Choose either the 5K or 2K distance when you register. All ages are invited to participate! You can also join or create a team when you register.
After you register, be sure to print out your event bib HERE. Fill in the reason why you "Rally for Cross Roads." Wear it with pride while you are participating in your chosen distance.
Lastly you should visit our friends at Old Lutheran and order your 2020 Rally Shirt! Order by September 23rd if you want it in time for the race. The shirts are $18.00 and will be shipped directly to your home.
2. Set a Fundraising Goal
When you register yourself, a fundraising page will automatically be created for you. You can share your link and recruit sponsors to help meet your fundraising goal! Friends and family can donate directly on your “participant” page here or send a check to Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center, 29 Pleasant Grove Road, Port Murray, NJ 07865.
$500 subsidizes the cost of one week of camp for a camper!
$200 would pay a staff member’s salary for one week of work!
$100 is the cost for one participant at a weekend retreat!
$50 can provide meals for one camper for one week of camp!
Your registration fee will also go directly to supporting Cross Roads and helping you meet your goal.
The individual who raises the most money by the end of race ay (9 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, October 3) will receive one week of camp to be used or gifted!
3. Get out and participate in your own 5k or 2k event.
Use #OnTheRoadWithCrossRoads to tag us with your photos wearing your bib and why you Rally for Cross Roads!
Follow us on Instagram (@CrossRoads.Camp) and Facebook (Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center) to join in on all the virtual fun!
4. Once you have completed your race distance come back here and post your time!
Follow this link for instructions on how to do this: How to submit time here
For the 5k race, the top times will earn a special Cross Roads prize!
About Cross Roads
Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center is a welcoming, ecumenical retreat center and camp of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and the New Jersey Synod of the ELCA. We are accredited by the American Camp Association. To learn more about our programs, visit www.crossroadsretreat.com.
The Cross Roads Annual Fund helps support our ministry’s recurring needs, as well as sponsors camperships so that all kids can come to camp. Even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cross Roads staff has worked hard to meet the needs of families in New Jersey. We know that when it’s safe to do so, the children and families of our community will need the ministry of camp now more than ever. As one parent said, camp fills the thirst in their child’s soul.
Help ensure Cross Roads is here for generations to come by participating in the Rally for Cross Roads or by sponsoring a participant today.