Friday, June 14, 2024

CCA to host second annual Tom Duffy 5K Memorial Race

Runners take part in the Christian Community Action 5K in 2016. (Photo courtesy of CCA)

Christian Community Action will host the second annual Tom Duffy Memorial 5K on Saturday morning at Unity Park, 220 Briarhill Blvd. in Highland Village.

The fundraiser will include a 1-mile fun run and a 5K race with all proceeds benefiting CCA and its programs. The 1-mile fun run will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K race will begin at 8 a.m. Registration will open at 7 a.m.

The event is named for CCA Founder Tom Duffy, who died in February 2017. In the early 1970s, Tom and his wife Sara were part of a Bible study group discussion that inspired CCA, according to a news release. Starting with the restoration of a nearby widow’s home, the group soon took on a number of similar projects in the neighborhood. Since that time, CCA has transitioned to one of the area’s largest nonprofits whose mission was to provide “hand-up” services to those in need.

“Mr. Duffy was an avid runner,” said Tina Corbett, director of development at CCA, last year. “We felt it was a good connection to pay tribute to him.”

Participants can register online until midnight Friday by going to

Early Registration fees are:
18 & Over — $35
17 & Under — $25

Day of Registration fees are:
18 & Over — $40
17 & Under — $30

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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