Collective Run to Jerusalem
The ACP Running Team is on their way to Jerusalem and we need your help in reaching our destination. We'll leave Paris, head down the east coast of Spain, pass through Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt before arriving in Jerusalem. Join us by keeping track of the kilometers you walk or run. Your individual distance will help us reach a group goal of 6000 km.
Who can participate? Anyone who likes to run or walk including men, women and children. The more people who are involved, the fewer kilometers we each have to log!!
How long will we run? Log your miles starting on Ash Wednesday 5 March through Pentecost 8 June.
Won't you join us on our journey to Jerusalem?
Email the distance you run/walk each week to
and we will update our progress. (Please note if your distance is in miles or kilometers ; send your weekly figure for the week Monday through Sunday.)
March 24 update: We're well on our way ! In fact, we've just crossed over from France into Spain. From Ash Wednesday through Sunday 23 March, we have collectively traveled 870 kilometers (541 miles).
As the famous South African hymn, Siyahamba, goes "We are marching in the light of God"!
March 31 update: Your ACP Runners, and Walkers, have passed Barcelona's sun-filled beaches and dreamy art nouveau architecture, and are on their way along the Spanish coast to Valencia. It might seem like we have a long way to go, but we have covered so much (virtual) distance already. And more importantly, we are on this journey together, supporting each other and searching the depths of our own strength and faith.
There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul. --Kristin Armstrong, mother, writer, and runner
April 7 update: We're on the ferry to Algeria!! Can you feel the Mediterranean breeze on your face, the sun warming your body? What thoughts are going through your mind as you leave Europe and journey to Africa. Are you nervous? Excited? What expectations do you have? What would make you feel welcome, at ease and comfortable in this new environment?
Now think ... do you provide that kind of welcome to others whom you encounter in Paris, at ACP? How can we extend God's grace and loving welcome to visitors to the ACP?
Thanks to your effort and perseverance, in just a short 4.5 weeks, we've gone 1665 km! Help us journey the remaining 4191 km before Pentecost. It's not too late to join us on our (virtual) journey to Jerusalem during Lent and Eastertide. Send the miles (kilometers) you walk or run to
and join us on this spiritual journey.