The Congregation Challenge is a friendly competition among the local churches and synagogues that support HomeStretch. The congregation that generates the most money either through race registration fees, donations or both will be presented with the Run the River Congregation Trophy (along with bragging rights) to display for the following year.


We had an amazing response to this year’s Challenge. We had 15 organizations join in which helped make the 2016 event another sell-out with almost 1,500 runners/walkers who, with our sponsors, raised nearly $60,000.

This year’s event was as close as it’s ever been. Perennial powerhouse, Roswell United Methodist Church, narrowly beat out an aggressive effort on the part of St. Andrew Catholic Church and will retain the trophy for another year. Congratulations to RUMC and a special shout-out goes to St. Andrew for turning out 89 participants!!

Roswell United Methodist Church $3,630 43
St. Andrew Catholic Church 2,995 89
North Point Community Church 2,090 59
Roswell Presbyterian Church 910 23
St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church 495 15
Congregation Challenge Trophy


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