Run for God

Fall 2015 - Program begins August 23
Runners and Walkers Welcome—Half Marathon Program Offered


Fall 2015 Brochures

If you’ve always wanted to become a runner or need a good excuse to take up fitness walking, now’s your chance!  Riverland Hills is offering a 12-week program that combines a weekly Bible study with group training sessions to prepare you to run a 5k (3.1 mile), a 10k (6.2 mile) or a half marathon road race.  Walkers will train to walk a 5k event. The program runs August 23 through November 14.

The 30-minute Bible study meets at RHBC on Sundays at 6 p.m., followed by a group run.  30-minute running/fitness instruction classes meet Tuesdays at 6 p.m., followed by a group run. The group meets on Thursdays at 6 p.m. for an additional group run.

The 5k and 10k program is targeted to beginners—absolutely no experience is required.  Adults and children 7th grade and above are invited to participate.  (Youth must attend with a participating adult.) The $70 program fee for the 5k and 10k includes a book, two race shirts and an entry fee for the Lexington Run Hard 5k and 10k on November 14.
5k and 10k alumni can register for the program at a discounted rate of $30, with the option to purchase a new Run for God shirt.

Half marathon participants will run the Lexington Run Hard Half Marathon on November 14 and should be able to complete a distance of seven to eight miles before beginning the program. A training schedule that begins in August will be provided for half marathoners who want to get a head start. The registration fee for half marathoners is $50, which includes entry into the Run Hard event. Participants have the option to purchase a Run for God shirt or workbook for an additional $20 each.

Run your First 5k, 10k, or half marathon!
• Participants will complete the Run Hard Lexington event on Saturday, November 14.

5K Program for Walkers

• Designed for new and experienced walkers, this 12-week program is held at the same time as the Run for God program. Participants gradually increase their mileage slowly in order to prepare to walk a 5k (3.1 mile) event.

Half Marathon Program
• This program is designed for experienced runners who are already running three to four times a week and can complete a long run of seven to eight miles. To help participants who need a head start on their training, we provide a training schedule that begins in August before the class officially begins. Participants will meet at the church with the 10k group on Sundays. They will meet and run separately on Tuesdays at Irmo Town Park at 6 p.m., on Thursday nights at 6 p.m. at Riverfront Park, and on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. at the Irmo side of Lake Murray Dam. Participants do not have to attend all training sessions, but are encouraged to complete at least three weekly workouts.

Registration Information


    Online Registration

  • The Fall 2015 programs begins Sunday, August 23 and runs through Saturday, November 14.
  • Eligibility: Adults and youth 7th grade and older (Youth must attend with an adult who is participating).
  • Registration fees (deadline is Sunday, August 9, 2015): 
  • 5k/10k:  $70 for each participant (Includes workbook, Run for God shirt and entry fee for local 5k or 10k race)
  • 5k and 10k Alumni:  $30 for each participant (includes Run for God shirt and entry fee for local 5k or 10k race). Optional Run for God shirt is $20 each.
  • Half marathon:  $50 for each participant (includes entry fee for local half marathon). Optional book or Run for God shirt or Run for God book is $20 each.

Fall 2015 Brochures

For more information, contact:
Bill Haselden at (803) 622-7654 or
Jeanna Moffett at (803) 240-5293 or
Alan Humphries at (803) 509-1843 or (half marathon leader)

You can also visit

Be sure to join the Run for God Riverland Hills Baptist Church Facebook Group!

Run with us all year long!

We have informal walking and running groups that continue meeting during the "off" season:

Tuesday evenings - Irmo Town Park @ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings - Columbia Riverfront Park @ 6:00 p.m.
Saturday mornings - Lake Murray Dam (Irmo side) @ 7:00 a.m.

There is no charge for joining these groups. It's just an informal gathering of walking/running friends.

All paces are welcome.  For more information, contact Alan Humphries at