Ride the River
Do you enjoy walking, running, bike riding or simply being outside with family and friends? Have you been looking for a way to plug into the church community? Then we hope you’ll be a part of the 12th Annual Ride the River Fundraiser on Saturday, June 15th, 2019.
What is Run/Walk/Ride the River (RTR)?
Ride the River is an annual event that gathers members of our church community and beyond for fun, exercise, the beauty of the outdoors, and a great cause – Student Ministries. It’s a family-friendly bike ride with options for biking enthusiasts, as well as runners/walkers, all with the beauty of Hudson Gardens as the backdrop. Check out our promo videos here!
Saturday, June 15, 2019 – Registration opens at 6:30 am
The Hudson Gardens and Event Center.
6115 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
(Map to Hudson Gardens)
6:30 am On-site Registration begins
7:00 am 32 mile Challenge Ride begins
8:00 am 18 mile Intermediate Ride begins
9:00 am 5K Run/Walk begins AND 6 mile Family Ride begins
10:00 am Pancake Breakfast and music by Balaam’s Donkey Unplugged
10:30 am Guest Speaker, Door Prizes & Program (Must be present to win prizes!)
How can I be involved?
As a participant, you have the option to bike a 32-mile challenge ride, 18-mile intermediate ride, 6-mile family ride, or to run/walk the 5k course. You can also participate as a spectator and cheer on the riders as you enjoy the Gardens and the beautiful Colorado weather.
After the event, listen to live music while enjoying yummy food, fellowship and a chance for great door prizes! Past prizes have included a Specialized road bike, an iPad mini, a flat screen TV, gift cards, and more.
Get the whole family outside for an active and fun-filled day in the beautiful Hudson Gardens in Littleton!
How are the proceeds from RTR used?
After 11 years of successful fundraising, RTR funds have been used to send over 300 students and adults on mission trips around the world. In addition, our students have tithed over $50,000 to charities and mission endeavors they have researched and chosen. This year, in celebration of all that God has done through RTR in the past 11 years, we are excited to share a special way in which we will be distributing our profit from this years event.
In addition to raising funds to send students on a mission trip to India, and the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN, we’ll be tithing a portion of our income to an inner city church in St. Louis, MO. Bethlehem Lutheran church actively seeks to share the gospel with at risk youth, and raise them up as leaders in their community.
The Chance to Give:
If you would like to donate to our fundraiser, aside from registering for Ride the River, please click on the PayPal button below. Donors can also write a check to: OFLC c/o Ride the River, 6335 S. Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121