Saturday, February 18, 20238:00 am CST
1500 Center Street
Kyle, Texas 78640
About

 

Sparks will be flying on February 18, 2023, when Ancora Ministries holds our second annual Spark Love 5K! All proceeds from this event will be invested in programs dedicated to improving the health and nutrition of kids and families in Central Texas and Guatemala.

 

Volunteer Here!

*GoSquad code users, please note - the code is for students planning to complete the 5K on their own two feet. 1-18 designation is to capture all potential children, but the code should not be used if the child will not complete the 5K. 

 

Ancora Ministries is all about helping kids, families, and communities reach their God-given potential through nutrition, clean water, education, and health initiatives, and through building strong relationships.

 

We envision a Guatemala where every child has the ability to develop to their full potential through good nutrition, sanitation, clean water, healthy homes, and access to education. A Guatemala where every child knows they were born for a reason, and that God loves them and has a plan for them.

 

We envision a local community where children have access to food even when school is not in session. A community that invests, not only in nutrition, but in the educational, spiritual, and character development of its children.

 

Let's spark something good together! Come, run or walk or cheer, with us as we Spark Love!

 

Ancora Ministries is on the ground in communities where no one else is working – both in Central Texas AND in Guatemala. We are doing life-changing work so that children can be everything they were created to be!

Locally, Ancora partners with HaysHope2Go, a program that has provided over 100,000 meals to food-insecure children and families over the past year. Ancora has been an active part of HaysHope2Go, contributing over 25,000 meals. 

In Guatemala, we currently have nutrition programs in 10 communities in the central and southern regions of the country, with plans to add more in 2023. Ancora has impacted over 3000 people and provided nearly 60,000 meals to vulnerable communities in Guatemala over the past 12 months.

To learn more about our mission, visit our website: ancoraministries.org

 

Entry Fees

5K$15.001-18
$20.00
5K DogFree
5K StrollerFree
1K$15.00
Sleepwalker$15.00
Virtual 5K$20.00

Read Additional Info Section for FAQs

DOG and STROLLER are add ons and mean you will have a bib assigned to your dog or your stroller in addition to your own, which means whoever is running with the dog or stroller must register also.  A dog or a stroller must be accompanied by a human!  This is for a bib only.

Course
DivisionRouteDistance
5KWallace 5K Route3.11 mi / 5.00 km
1KWallace MS 1K0.62 mi / 1.00 km
Packet Pickup and Late Registration

Early Packet Pick Up is not available

Race Day Pickup and Late Registration
1 Hour Before Race Start Time – Near Start/Finish, Look for Signs

Race Day Schedule

07:00 AM - Packet Pick Up and Late Registration
08:00 AM - 5K
08:00 AM - 5K Dog
08:00 AM - 5K Stroller
08:00 AM - 1K

Award Categories

5K
Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-10, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
 
5K Dog
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-99
 
5K Stroller
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-99
 
1K
No age group awards
 
Virtual 5K
No age group awards

 

 

Directions and Parking

Parking is available in parking lot of Wallace Middle School. 

Additional Info

Must register by Shirt Guarantee Deadline to guarantee receipt of shirt requested.

Shirt Guarantee Deadline is 14 days before race day.

Extra shirts are ordered conservatively so as not to expend funds on shirts that could go to the cause.  If having a shirt is important to you, please register by Shirt Guarantee Deadline.

Races start and finish at Wallace Middle School, address listed at the top of this page.

We are Rain or Shine, Hot or Cold. 

5K is chip timed.

1K will not begin until all 5K participants have returned to the finish line.

Medals are not awarded to 1K participants.  All participants 10 and under receive a finisher token. 

Online Early Registration will close 4 days before race day. Late registration is available during stated Packet Pickup times above.

If you register after early registration closes, you are considered late registration and you can still sign up online!  When you get to packet pickup or race morning, follow the signs for Late Registration.

Late Registration closes 15 minutes before race start time.

No refunds, but you may transfer your registration to another person.

Packets may be picked up by another person.

All Registration Changes must be handled on race morning with the timing company.

If offered, Packets to be shipped will be shipped following the close of the race.

All packets not retrieved by the end of race morning will be donated to Hays Clothing Closet.

Contact Info
Jennifer Crosby, fortheloveofgo@gmail.com
Sponsors