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Thank you to our sponsors and to everyone who came out to Beat the Bug on April 17! The weather was beautiful and we had a fantastic event. Check back soon for the total amount of money raised for Imagine No Malaria!

Where:

  • Downtown West Chester, PA
  • Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration at the United Methodist Church of West Chester, 129 S. High Street, West Chester.
  • On street parking is free in West Chester on Sundays.

Amenities:

  • All runners and walkers who register by April 3rd will be guaranteed a T-Shirt.
  • All others will receive a T-Shirt while supplies last.
  • You don’t have to be fast to win a prize. All participants will receive a prize.
  • Top finishers in 3 age groups win great local West Chester prizes.
  • Post-race refreshments and prizes awarded at Mitch’s Gym, 322 West Market St, near the finish line.
  • Child care is available at the Church during the run/walk. Trained, qualified staff are available to care for your children during the run/walk from 1:15 to 3:30pm. All children must be signed in and out by a parent. Parents must give a cell phone number and carry that cell phone with them during the run/walk.

Registration Fee:

  • On or before April 3rd:     Adults $20,   Ages 15 through College $15,   Kids through age 14  $10
  • After April 3rd:     Adults $25,   Ages 15 through College $15,   Kids through age 14  $15
  • All the proceeds from the race registration go directly to the Imagine No Malaria campaign.

Course:

  • Through residential streets in downtown West Chester, PA.
  • The course is mostly shady.
  • The race will be timed by the Chester County Running Store.
  • All intersections have race marshalls to flag traffic.
  • A course map is available here.

Schedule:

  • 12 noon: Packet Pickup begins at the United Methodist Church of West Chester.
  • 1:45 pm: Runners and walkers should arrive at the starting line on Church Street.
  • 2 pm: 5K run and 2K walk starts.

Questions:

PLEASE NOTE: The Beat the Bug 5K Run/2K Walk will take place rain or shine.

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  • On or before April 3rd:     Adults $20,   Ages 15 through College $15,   Kids through age 14  $10
  • After April 3rd:     Adults $25,   Ages 15 through College $15,   Kids through age 14  $15
  • All the proceeds from the race registration go directly to the Imagine No Malaria campaign.

Online registration is being handled by the Chester County Running Store.

Mail-In Registration:  If you would like to register by mail, you may download a registration form and mail it to the Church. Download the registration form here.

Race Disclaimer:
In consideration of this entry being accepted, I, intending to be legally bound, hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, waive and release any and all rights I may have against the organization holding this event (The United Methodist Church of West Chester), its sponsors, its agents, representatives, successors, and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me at said race. I grant full permission for organizers to use photographs of me and quotations from me in legitimate accounts and promotions of this event. No refunds – the race director reserves the right to reject any entry.

In 2016, we’re holding the 5th Annual Beat the Bug 5K Run/2K Walk­­ and we are asking for your help. The event will take place Sunday, April 17, 2016 on the streets of West Chester and we have received the event permit and the commitment of many volunteers for the event.

Financially, our goal is to have enough donated funds to cover the expenses of the race so that all registration money can be sent directly to Imagine No Malaria.

Would you consider making a donation toward this effort?

We have designated three levels of sponsorship:
– Gold for a gift of $500,
– Silver for a gift of $250, and
– Bronze for a gift of $100.

We appreciate gifts of all sizes. All gifts will be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Please email BeatTheBugRace@gmail.com if you are interested. Thank you.

Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Supporters

 

Malaria is 100% preventable. But every two minutes, malaria claims the life of a child in Sub-Saharan Africa. Millions of lives, needlessly lost each year. A continent. Entire nations…slipping away. Slipping through life’s precious net. Unless you hear the buzzing inside you.

Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary effort of the people of The United Methodist Church, putting our faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa, especially the death of a child or a mother. Tremendous progress has been made, but there is still work to be done.

Achieving this goal requires an integrated strategy against the disease. As a life-saving ministry, Imagine No Malaria aims to empower the people of Africa to overcome malaria’s burden. We fight malaria with a comprehensive model.

You can learn more about Imagine No Malaria on their web site.

Coming Soon- Photos from the 2016 Beat the Bug Run/Walk

Thanks to all our sponsors and participants who came out and made the 2016 Beat the Bug 5K Run/2K Walk such a success.

 

 

 

 

Here are photos from our 2015 Beat the Bug Run/Walk

Thanks to all our participants who came out and made the 2015 Beat the Bug 5K Run/2K Walk such a success.

The Beat the Bug Run/Walk raised $8,952.00! Combined with $1416.50 from the pancake breakfast, sticky bun sales, Sprouts, and Easter donations, we are able to donate $10,368.50 to Imagine No Malaria. 

We’d also like to thank our volunteers and sponsors for their support. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, all of our registration money will go to eliminate malaria in Africa.

 

 

 

Here are our photos from the 2014 Beat the Bug Run/Walk.

Thanks to all of those who made the 2014 Beat the Bug 5K Run/2K Walk such a success. We raised over $8,400 for Imagine No Malaira and all of the registration fees went to Imagine No Malaria.

We hope that you’ll join us for the 4th annual race on April 19, 2015!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are our photos from the 2013 Beat the Bug 5K Run/2K Walk.

In 2013, we raised over $8,000 for Imagine No Malaira and all of the registration fees went to Imagine No Malaria. Thanks to all the participants and sponsors for helping to eradicate malaria in Africa.

We hope that you’ll join us for the 4th annual race on April 19, 2015!

Thank you for your interest in the Beat the Bug 5K Run/2K Walk.

Contact Person:
Molly Dee Rounsley, Pastoral Assistant
E-mail:
BeatTheBugRace@gmail.com
Telephone:
610-692-5190
Address:
129 S. High St

West Chester, PA 19382

Resources: Downloadable resources including the Beat the Bug Logo, Race Brochure, and flier will be available soon. We appreciate your helping us spread the word about this fun and important event!

Race brochure and registration form

2016 Beat the Bug Logo