Walk for Freedom Event

“Walk/Run/Hike for Freedom”
June 30, 2013
Choose the route fit for you and declare your FREEDOM!

What is the Walk for Freedom?
Walk for Freedom was created to bring community, health and faith together for people of all ages and adventurous levels. Mountain Haven Ministry from Canon City, Colorado began developing the idea once a $15,000 matching donation was offered to them earlier this year. With the belief that working hard to match every dollar of the donation and turn it into $30,000, the Walk For Freedom was born! Mountain Haven is a 501c3 non-profit counseling and equipping ministry dedicated to individual, marriage, and family freedom. All proceeds raised from the event will go directly toward the $15,000 match to support Mountain Haven, which is a 100% donation only ministry.

What are we walking for?
We walk for freedom for individuals, marriages and families.
We walk for freedom from past hurts, bad habits and wounded relationships.
We walk for freedom through Jesus and His work on the cross.

Who can participate?
Everyone is welcome to join in the day’s festivities, regardless if they are registered or not, walking, running, hiking or simply coming to check out the fun!
The Kids Fun Run is for any child that would like to do their best and have fun running with other kids on a short 1k trail!
The 15 mile walk/run/hike, up County Road 69 in Fremont County, will not be for the faint of heart, as the altitude is around 8000 feet. It can get hot out in the open sun and you are truly on a back county road. However, there will be others there with you, plenty of water stops and ample volunteers and help along the course.

Where is the walking/running/hiking taking place?
We ask that all attendees to the event park at the BLM parking lot located on the right side of County Road 69 off of County Road 11 (Turn where it says Deer Haven Ranch). This is approximately 25 miles out of Canon City off of County Road 11. The course for both the walk/run/hike is an “out and back”, which means we will be starting the event at the parking lot area on Country Road 69 , turning halfway and finishing back at the same place. Bathrooms will be located at the starting point of the event and one along the trail.
Click HERE for directions to the parking lot/starting point.

How much does the walk, run and hike cost?
1K Kids Fun Run: FREE!
5K Walk/Run: $25.00
10K Run: $25.00
15-Mile Hike: $25.00
$35.00 day of event registration fee for all courses!

How do I register to walk, run or hike?
Click HERE to register for the 1K Fun Run, 5K Walk, 10K Run or 15 Mile Hike. Please be sure you print, sign and date the waiver form and either mail to us or bring the day of the event. A waiver is required to participate.
Online registration ends June 15, 2013. To ensure a complimentary Walk for Freedom t-shirt, please register online by June 10, 2013. From June 10 to June, 15 t-shirts will be fulfilled on a first-come-first serve basis. Event-day registration is $35 and will be available starting at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 30; however there is no guarantee of a t-shirt.

What is the Event Schedule for Walk/Run/Hike For Freedom?
7:30 a.m. Same Day Event Registration opens.
8:30 a.m. 15 Mile walk/run/hike begins
9:00 a.m. 10K walk/run/hike begins
9:30 a.m. 5K walk/run begins
10:00 a.m. 1K Kids Fun Run
2:00 p.m. Prize Presentation*, Barbeque Celebration at the Mountain Haven Ranch, located at 1160 Diamond Back Trail, Canon City, CO 81212. A sign-up list will be available at the registration booth. All participants are warmly welcomed!

*Prizes will be presented to top male and female finishers in EACH event, oldest and youngest event completer, and person registered with most support raised.

I want to do more – how can I help raise more support for Mountain Haven’s matching grant?
We are praying for outstanding participation (and nice weather!) for the Walk for Freedom to help raise funds. However, to raise $15,000 we would need 600 registrants at our $25 fee. So we must try harder…thanks for asking! All participants can help with raising support by COLLECTING PLEDGES! Reach out to your family, friends, church, neighbors, co-workers and community by asking them to pledge your endeavor and support Mountain Haven Ministries. Click HERE to download the Walk for Freedom pledge form. To help with educating others about Mountain Haven Ministry and the Walk For Freedom event, please direct others to our website follow us on Facebook.

Pledging Details: Pledges can be collected April 30 – June 30.
All pledges can be either mailed or paid online by NO LATER THEN July 7, 2013. Pledges can be collected via check, cash or paid using Paypal. Please make check(s) payable to to Mountain Haven and send them to:
Mountain Haven Ministry
1160 Diamond Back Trail,
Canon City, CO 81212.

For local pledges, monies can be dropped off at our Canon City office at 613 Main Street, Suite 10. Call the office ahead of time at 763-286-3336 to arrange a drop off time or slip under our locked door at your convenience (We are the only ones with access to our office and your pledges will be safe and secure).
After you raise $50 beyond the $25 registration fee, you will receive a copy of Kevin and Chris Meland’s book, “The Hope Filled Marriage.” But don’t stop there, raise as much as you can! For any additional ideas or questions regarding pledging, please email Chris Meland  chris@mountainhavenmarriageministry.com.

How can I support Walk for Freedom from a distance?
We understand a number of our clients, friends, family and supporters either live outside of the Canon City area or can’t make it to the event. If you would like to encourage us and help raise the funds to meet our matching donation, we sincerely thank you! The following options are available for you:
Purchase our Walk for Freedom t-shirt! For $30 we will send you a t-shirt and cover the shipping cost. Please email our board member, Michelle Sanderson michelle.sanderson@hotmail.com or call  her at 763-234-0267, by no later then June 10th with your name, address, and number of shirts with corresponding sizes.
Pledge someone who IS walking, running or hiking at the Walk For Freedom event! If you don’t know someone then I (Chris) would love to have you pledge my endeavor. You can pledge an amount per mile, or just pledge a set amount. You can contact me directly by email, text, phone or letter to let me know your pledge amount, and you can submit your pledges prior to the event to help buffer the costs of the event or submit your pledge no later then July 7, 2013 (7 days after the completion of the event). I am walking/running 15 miles and hope to raise $2000.00, or more, in pledges!
Donate directly to Mountain Haven! Since we are a 100% donation-based ministry, we welcome support at anytime! If sending monies via check, please write “Walk For Freedom” in the memo line. Otherwise, you can give online by clicking here.

To learn more about Mountain Haven and this event, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

LET’s Walk for Freedom together and make this event amazing!

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