Shreveport Skeeter Run is Aug. 9!

June 25, 2014

The Shreveport Skeeter Run--starting and ending at First UMC, at the corner of Common and Texas Streets—is slated for Saturday, Aug. 9!

The Shreveport event is scheduled in conjunction with a special Mission Weekend hosted by First UMC in Shreveport!

The Louisiana Skeeter Run is celebrating its third year of raising funds and awareness for Imagine No Malaria, with last year’s event enjoyed by nearly 2,500 participants, statewide. The Shreveport District event is scheduled for Aug. 9, with events in four other locations throughout the conference slated for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.  A Skeeter Run is also scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 at The Wesley Center in Woodworth.

Last year’s event raised nearly $78,000 for this life-saving initiative sponsored by The United Methodist Church. The 2014 Louisiana Skeeter Run will be held in six cities, with a run in five of the six districts and a race at The Wesley Center in Woodworth. Host churches for the events include St. Andrew's UMC and University UMC, Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge District); University UMC, Lake Charles (Lake Charles District); Trinity UMC, Ruston (Monroe District); St. Timothy on the Northshore UMC and Newell UMC, Mandeville (New Orleans District); and First UMC, Shreveport (Shreveport District).

The registration site, www.louisianaskeeterrun.org, is now live and folks can register for any of the six Skeeter Runs, statewide!!!!!

View a downloadable version of the inspiring Skeeter Run video here: