3rd Annual Bishop's 5K Walk/Run
The 3rd Annual ACYOA Bishops's 5K will be an in-person and virtual event open to ALL ages, in two different locations. The 5K will take place on September 18, 2021 at St. Leon Armenian Church in Fair Lawn, NJ, and on October 2, 2021 at St. John Armenian Church in Southfield, MI. Read below to learn more!
The ACYOA is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Bishop's 5K, taking place on September 18, 2021 at St. Leon in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and October 2, 2021 at St. John in Southfield, Michigan. The 5K is open to ALL ages. A 5K is the equivalent of 3.1 miles, and you may choose to run, walk, rollerblade, skip, or hop....or a combination of all of them!
In addition to both in-person events, back by popular demand is the Virtual 5K! From September 18th through October 3rd, participate in this year's 5K right in your own neighborhood by recording your time and uploading your results to either 5K website.
As Primate of the Eastern Diocese, His Grace Bishop Daniel Findikyan envisioned the Bishop's 5K as a way to promote physical and spiritual health. Should you not be able to physically participate, we are accepting donations in place of a registration. All proceeds from the Bishop's 5K go towards the development of future ACYOA programs and ministries. The inaugural ACYOA Bishop's 5K in Summer 2019 - held in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Illinois - fully funded the 2020 ACYOA Mission Trip - sending over 20 young adults to Atlanta in February to help construct a house through Habitat for Humanity, as well as connect with the Armenian Church community in Atlanta. In 2020, the 2nd Annual 5K - held virtually - raised over $13,000 for humanitarian relief efforts for the Republic of Artsakh.