Thank you to all who supported our team to wage peace on violence! Last Saturday was a beautiful morning to Race Against Gun Violence with our partner, Strides for Peace. Some youth beat their PR’s and tamales were served to celebrate the race to recognize the El Grito 5K we normally run with the community as part of Mexican Independence Day.

A special shout out to the amazing young people in Running Forward who inspire all of us with their commitment and example! Young people from Running Forward run together at least two times a week, with intentional growth in the sport, in faith, and in character. 19 young people ran our 200-miler last month and 13 ran the Race Against Gun Violence 5K.

Sammy is one of the runners who has always given all he has on the track/streets and has really grown as a runner. Because of other commitments, he was only able to train for two weeks for the collected 200 miler and still ran 10 miles at a 8:28 pace. Now that school has begun he has joined the cross country team and has ran his fastest 3 miles ever. He has been a great addition to the team as he reflects sound speech, purity, and faith. All characteristics we are learning from 1 Timothy 4:12.