Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

El Reno church runs to fund mission work


The mascot for El Reno’s Fried Onion Burger Day Festival accompanies a young competitor in a promotional Bun Run photo. Sponsored by El Reno-Wesley UMC, the 2017 races are May 6.


May 6 marks the fourth year that El Reno-Wesley UMC will hold the Bun Run, a fun run/walk that helps fund the church’s mission service trip to Rio Bravo, Mexico, to work with Manos Juntas and local mission projects.

Since Wesley Church revitalized the race, the sponsors and participants have increased annually.

"We are really excited to bring the Bun Run back to the Burger Day festivities and work hard to grow the event each year," said Dorrie Parrott, race director.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. May 5 at the church, 101 S Barker, with packet pick-up for runners and a fundraising pasta dinner for all.

On May 6, the One-Mile Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m., and the certified 5K race at 9.

In addition to prizes for the top runners, those with the best-decorated shorts will get Fancy Pants cash prizes.

The Bun Run is held in conjunction with the community’s Fried Onion Burger Day Festival in downtown El Reno.

Find details and register at www.WesleyElReno.org.


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