PF Racing provides runners with an opportunity to support the work of Prison Fellowship by doing what they love—running and competing. Here are two examples of how runners (and walkers) are making a difference in the lives of prisoners and their families.
Burning lungs. Leaden legs. Pouring sweat. Why is anyone crazy enough to be drawn to running a race? Why is it such a timeless pursuit?
There’s an excellent quote from the book Born to Run that’s hard for any runner to forget: “The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other… but to be with each other.”
Athletic events have proven to be a successful channel for encouraging all different kinds of people to get involved in prison ministry.
My Prison Fellowship Racing teammates and I had to help one another get over an eight-foot wall just to get into the race orientation area. At the Tough Mudder challenge race in Grand Rapids, Michigan, last month, teamwork was key right from the beginning.
The PF Racing program is continuing to grow and expand. Last weekend, PF Racing participated in the Run for Micah 6:8 at Biola University (see pictures of the event here), and plans are underway to establish a PF racing team in California for the upcoming Spartan Race in Malibu.