RALLY FOR CROSS ROADS
Saturday, October 2, 2021
The Rally for Cross Roads is an annual fundraising event for the Cross Roads Annual Fund. For the first five years, participants came to camp for an all-night volleyball marathon to raise money to keep camp affordable for all. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we shifted gears to allow participants to “rally” at home by hosting our first Rally for Cross Roads Virtual Run/Walk. (You can see pictures and summaries of those events on our Facebook page.)
For the 2021 event, we are excited to combine the run/walk race with an afternoon of activities, including a volleyball game, to have double the fun as we raise funds to support camp! You can join us on-site at Cross Roads on Saturday, October 2 for the race and festivities or participate in the 5K or 2K races from home. However you participate, be sure to share photos on Instagram and Facebook and use #OnTheRoadWithCrossRoads to tag us with your photos wearing your bib and why you Rally for Cross Roads!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 event or donated to support our runners and walkers! Thanks to your generosity, we raised more than $17,000 to support the Cross Roads Annual Fund! To learn more about giving to Cross Roads, click here. We hope to see you next October for the Rally for Cross Roads 2022!
You are invited to come to Cross Roads to race in the 5K or 2K on-site here at camp, followed by an afternoon of volleyball and other fun activities. If you want to come to camp to help cheer on the runners and participate in the afternoon of fun, please register as part of the “Cheer Squad” so that we know you are coming.
We will send out additional details via email to all participants ahead of the event, but the general schedule of the day will look like this:
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m. Opening Prayer
9:30 a.m. 5K Begins
10 a.m. 2K Begins
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Worship Service
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Volleyball and Other Outdoor Activities!
3:30 p.m. Award Ceremony
People of all ages are invited to attend, but participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please reach out to Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the on-site event.
PARTICIPATE AT HOME
Do you want to support Cross Roads by running or walking but live too far away to join us on October 2? Register to compete in the Virtual 5K or 2K and join in on the fundraising fun from wherever you live! You can still create or join a team, recruit sponsors, and even win prizes!
SET A FUNDRAISING GOAL
Recruit sponsors to help meet your fundraising goal! Friends and family can donate directly on your “participant” page 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 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 will receive one week of camp to be used or gifted! So be sure to keep track of your supporters!
Support the Rally for Cross Roads by making a donation on the Race Website. You can support an individual participant, a team, or the event as a whole. You can also send a check to Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center, 29 Pleasant Grove Road, Port Murray, NJ 07865, with note for “Rally for Cross Roads.”
ABOUT THE CROSS ROADS ANNUAL FUND
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. Help ensure Cross Roads is here for generations to come by participating in the Rally for Cross Roads or by sponsoring a participant today.
Learn more about other ways you can support Cross Roads at www.crossroadsretreat.com/giving-donate.