Blake’s Run

Global Missions Fundraiser

On Saturday, November 16, 2024, we’re hosting Blake’s Run, our annual 5k/10k fun run! The race will be chip-timed for everyone who wants to compete but if you aren’t competitive, no worries. Just run or walk for fun! Any way you participate is helping us achieve our mission of telling the world about Jesus.

We will have cash prizes this year for the overall winners in each age and gender category. All proceeds from Blake’s Run will be used to send people on mission trips throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Event Details

Where: Forney Community Park

When: Nov. 16, 2024

  • Registration and Early Packet Pickup: Friday, Nov. 15, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the c|Life Forney campus.
  • Pre-run Celebration and Instruction: 8:15 a.m. at the Forney Community Park
  • Run Starts: 8:30 a.m.
  • Finish Festival: 10:00 a.m.

We will have free Chick-Fil-A for all paid participants.

Why is it called Blake’s Run?

On December 23, 2001, Blake Schoenrock, who was 10 years old at the time, wrote a note and wrapped it up like a Christmas present. Every year, Blake would put the package under the family Christmas tree, but no one was allowed to open it, and no one other than Blake knew what was inside.

Blake went on to live his life well and was enjoying his time as a Texas A&M student when, just 10 days after completing a triathlon, he suffered a major heart attack. After a courageous and well-fought six-day battle, Blake entered into the presence of God.

Following his death, Blake’s parents opened the little gift that their son had placed gently under the tree every Christmas for the past 10 years. What they found was more than just a note. It was a reminder of what had been most important to their son. The note read, “Tell the world about Jesus.”

Blake was an amazing athlete, an incredible student, an honorable son and, most importantly, a devoted and passionate follower of Jesus. In honor of his life, and in keeping with his desire to see the name of Christ exalted, we invite you to join us for Blake’s Run.

How can I help?

  • Age 8 and Under:
    If you would like to purchase a t-shirt for them, you can do so through our registration website by registering them under the category, “Runner – 8 & Under – Buy T-shirt.” The shirts are $15 each. We will only have this option available through Oct. 31. You may purchase shirts at packet pick up or on race day based on availability. (Shirts are only guaranteed for those who register & purchase prior to Oct. 31.)
  • Age 9 through Adults:
    The 5k registration fee for runners is $45, and the 10k registration fee for runners is $55. All runners who register prior to Oct. 31 are guaranteed to receive their t-shirt and race bag on race day.

You are welcome to bring your on-leash dog to walk or run with you. Please understand you are liable for your animal’s behavior, and please pick up after your pet.

Please contact with any questions about the registration process.


Sleepers pay the same $45 registration fee as 5k runners and get the same t-shirt (if registered prior to Oct. 31), but they get to sleep in during the actual run. Shirts are guaranteed to be available at packet pickup or on race day if you register prior to Oct. 31.


We’ve established several different donation levels, each with incentives for you and your family or business:

$100 – Memory Mile Placard

(See separate Memory Mile Placard section below.)

$200 – Sponsor

Sponsor incentives include:

  • your name included in the Blake’s Run program
  • one Memory Mile placard
  • registration for up to two runners
$500 – Bronze Sponsor

Bronze sponsor incentives include all sponsor incentives, as well as the following:

  • your name printed on the souvenir Blake’s Run drawstring backpack
  • registration for an additional runner (total of three)
$1,000 – Silver Sponsor

Silver sponsor incentives include all bronze sponsor incentives, as well as the following:

  • a sponsor slide displayed during the pre-run celebration
  • a verbal mention during the pre-run celebration
  • an additional Memory Mile placard (total of two)
  • registration for an additional runner (total of four)
$2,000 – Gold Sponsor

Gold sponsor incentives include all silver sponsor incentives, as well as the following:

  • a gift for every participant, personalized with your logo
  • your name and logo included in the Blake’s Run program
  • your name and logo printed on the souvenir Blake’s Run drawstring backpack
  • registration for an additional runner (total of five)
$4,000 – Title Sponsor (only two available)

Title sponsor incentives include all gold sponsor incentives, as well as the following:

  • your name or company name will be listed as presenting the race (e.g., “Your Company Name Presents Blake’s Run 2024”)

SPONSORS: To guarantee that you are included in printed materials, registrations and logos must be received prior to Oct. 31, 2024. Please email vector or high-resolution logos to

We will contact you regarding your sponsor incentive information within two business days of receiving payment. Contact us at with any questions.

Memory Mile Placards

Memory Mile Placards offer a unique and meaningful way for you to pay honor to the memory of your loved one. Blake’s parents know firsthand the pain of letting go, but they also understand the joy that comes from remembering a life well-lived. Each Memory Mile placard will be made of corrugated plastic and will have a picture of your loved one, his or her name and an optional scripture reference. The signs will be placed along the run and will be given to you at the end of the race.

Cost: $100

We will contact you regarding your memory mile information within two business days of receiving payment. Contact us at  with any questions.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering to support this great cause. We have the following volunteer positions available:

  • Course Director
  • Energy Creator
  • Finish Festival Energy Creator
  • Set-Up
  • Tear-Down
  • Water Station

You will be given a Blake’s Run t-shirt as a thank you for serving. We will get your t-shirt size when you sign up for your position. As always, you are also welcome to make a financial donation to this worthy cause by clicking the “Donate” box above. You must sign up to volunteer by October 31st to be guaranteed to have your t-shirt on race day.

    Click the button below to see more details about each volunteer position and to sign up. We look forward to serving with you!


    You may donate any amount to the Blake’s Run fund instead of or in addition to becoming a sponsor.

    If you have questions or ideas about how you might sponsor the race, please contact


    Categories are determined by the runner’s age on race day.

    Every paid runner who completes their race will receive a custom finisher’s medal. Medals will also be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place male and female finishers in each age category in both the 5k and 10k races.

    • Overall 5k male winner will receive a medal and $50.
    • Overall 5k female winner will receive a medal and $50.
    • Overall 10k male winner will receive a medal and $100.
    • Overall 10k female winner will receive a medal and $100.

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