Thank you for supporting us! Great Lakes Adult and Teen Challenge is a one-year, live-in Christian discipleship program for adults struggling with life controlling problems such as drugs and alcohol. Our goal is to help our residents become established in society through holistic recovery and mentoring, education, and job training.
Race bibs can be picked up at the Registration Tent on race day.
Join us for a fun kids dash just before the race. Children 10 and under are encouraged to run the 50 yard dash! Treats will be given to all kids who race.
8:00 am Registration open and Warm up
8:45 am Kids Dash
9:00 am Race begins
Hey, I am Alex. Before I walked through the doors of Great Lakes Adult and Teen Challenge, before I met Jesus, I was a slave to drug addiction. I grew up in a broken home, surrounded by addiction and domestic abuse. It was easy for me to fall prey to perils of drugs and alcohol. I began using pills, marijuana, and alcohol at an early age. By the time I was 22, I was a full-blown meth addict.
For many years, I battled with meth and heroin, which eventually led to me selling meth to pay for my addiction. In 2014, I was arrested for the sales of methamphetamine and was facing 12 years in prison. While I was in jail, my mother unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. I was completely broken. In that moment I cried out to Jesus and he answered me. Soon after, I found myself at the doorsteps for Great Lakes Adult and Teen Challenge, where I developed my relationship with Jesus. Once I completed the program in 2017, the Lord called me to Brooklyn Teen Challenge, to pursue my education in ministry.
Since being in Brooklyn, I have been raised up as the Development Coordinator for Brooklyn Teen Challenge, maintained a 3.7 gpa at Regent University, and found the woman of my dreams! God has blessed me beyond measure since giving my heart to him. I look forward to continuing the work the Lord has called me to, and believe there are even greater things ahead!
Find hope and a fresh start at Great Lakes Adult and Teen Challenge!