Montrose Super Hero 5K Run/Walk and Kids Field Day
Matthew Stahl of Montrose was born on June 15, 2004, and was a little ball of energy right from the start, full of constant smiles. As he grew, Matthew developed an infectious giggle and a passion for each thing that he did.
Matthew loved going to church and he especially loved reading from his “Action Bible” and “Comic Book Bible”. One of the last pages that Matthew read was based on Matthew 9:9 which reads, "As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.” (NIV)
Matthew was so excited to show his mom and dad the picture in his Bible of Jesus saying “Matthew, come and follow me.” Little did anyone know, heaven really would be calling Matthew home shortly. On October 29th 2012, Matthew’s precious little life came tio an abrupt end because of a weather-related accident.
After the death of Matthew, the MWS Race Team was set up in Montrose to honor his memory. The MWS Race Team is a group of walkers, runners, cyclists, and volunteers all of whom share the common goal: to support their community and local charities.
On Saturday, June 3rd, a Super Hero 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Field Day will be held at Bridgewater Church, State 10142 Route 167 in Montrose. Registration for runners and walkers is $25 with proceeds benefiting The Children's Center, A Child Advocacy Center.
Everyone who attends is encouraged to wear a superhero costume or cape as Matthew was a big fan of superheroes.There is no additional cost to register online for the walk/run, so if you'd like, you can get registered in advance here.
In addition to the run/walk, there will be Kid's Field Day activities and those activities are absolutely free. You can learn more about all the fun planned for the Super Hero 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Field Day and how you can be a hero in our community here.