A church in Salado will celebrate Epiphany with a 3-mile race they hope will encourage people to start the year off in a healthy way.
The 3 Kings 3 Miler is set for 8 a.m. Jan. 2 at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in downtown Salado.
Epiphany, a feast day and holiday traditionally held on Jan. 6, commemorates the manifestation of God as Jesus Christ. According to bible stories, three wise men, or kings, presented gifts to Jesus to depict man’s realization of Jesus as God. In the modern Episcopal church, Epiphany is a season of enlightenment and wonder.
The race will start and finish on Main Street, outside the church.
A pasta dinner for all participants will take place Jan. 1. Registrants can pick up their packets and load up on carbs.
Hand-made crowns will be awarded to overall male, overall female and top winners in the under 12 category. Trophies will go to first place winners in each age group.
One-fourth of proceeds from the race will be donated to the Salado Family Relief Fund, which provides food, housing and school supplies to needy families in the community. Other funds will support St. Joseph’s ministry work and summer camp for youth.