In 2010 our good friend Debbie, who is an avid runner, asked if we had considered a 5K as a means of fundraising. We had in the previous 2 years held a barbecue cook off and although it was successful it took a considerable amount of time, money, and preparation. We were also experiencing stricter guidelines. So after speaking with Debbie we learned that there was minimal prep time and little to no cost; allowing more of the proceeds to go to the students. We then formed the Rise and Shine 5K Fun Run. 

Being mindful of Alex's love for all things Irish we held our 1st Annual run on St. Patricks Day 2011. It was a blessing that it fell on a Saturday and that the LV High School parking lot was available.

We enjoy the time spent with family, friends, and community. It is always the Highlight of this event. 



To all of our Volunteers –Shine Ambassadors, we owe you a debt of gratitude. You are so faithful to help us each year and we are eternally grateful for your time and hard work. We want so desperately to list each and everyone who contributed to this event, but out of fear of overlooking anyone we pray you know who you are and that you are treasured and greatly appreciated for your involvement and contributions.

 All the support and love is deeply felt and we will never forget all the kindness that has been shown. We love you all. 

A special Thank you to The Den Restaurant for being gracious hosts and for showing us how much more this 5k could be. We would also like to thank Heidi with for providing us with pictures of our 2018 5k. Thank you to all who have sponsored this 5k and volunteered over the past 8 years. We are forever grateful. 

We are blessed beyond measure to live in the greatest community in the world. You all shine!