Run For God

Run For God Club - Meeting Saturday mornings

The RUN FOR GOD Club began in September 2017. The club meets every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. for a devotional and prayer, followed by running or walking on the beautiful Ephrata Rail Trail. 


Who: YOU! This club is open to all ages and levels of runners AND walkers.

What: A community of like-minded runners and walkers who use the sport to share the love of Christ.

When: Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Join us anytime!

Where: Scratch Bakes, 3 West Main Street, Ephrata.

Why: To become better witnesses for Christ...physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Contact: Travis Hess - 717.892.8240; thessruns@gmail.com  


Run For God 5K Challenge Class

News Flash - 6/18/18: We just finished the 2nd RUN FOR GOD 5K Challenge class with our finale (Take 1) at the Manheim Rock 'N Glow 5K. After storms and heavy downpours, the race was cancelled 5 minutes before the start due to extreme flooding! Finale (Take 2) took place on the beautiful Lititz/Warwick Trailway, on June 18, 2018. Praise God for a great turnout throughout this 12-week class, increased faith, and new and deepened friendships.


What participants of the 5K Challenge class have said:

  • When I first joined the group, I just wanted to be active and I really had no intention of actually running a 5K until the 2nd or 3rd class. The program has done a good job of lifting me up spiritually as well as physically. 
  • If I've learned anything these last 12 weeks it is commitment and perseverance along with dedication. It is also for me to be able to take care of and connect emotionally with others. Taking care of myself will be beneficial for the future, and as a single mom a help in taking care of others. 
  • It's made a difference in my life. 
  • This class filled a long-time void I had been feeling due to not being part of a small group. Now I feel connected and fulfilled!
  • Sharing our testimonies was a highlight of this class for me. It gave me the encouragement and confidence I needed to feel comfortable sharing it with others.
  • God gave me the courage to break out of my comfort zone and become a leader at the perfect time in my life.  

If you have any level of interest in participating in a RUN FOR GOD 5K Challenge class in 2019, please contact Travis Hess. Check out the Run for God website here.