Searcy KLIFE to present Christmas Fun Run Dec. 8

Participants of all ages enjoy the Christmas decorations donning Spring Street before crossing the finish line at the 2017 It’s a Wonderful KLIFE fun run.

Searcy KLIFE will host its Fourth Annual “It’s a Wonderful KLIFE” 5K/1M fun run on Saturday, Dec. 8, in Downtown Searcy. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. in front of the historic Courthouse Square.

KLIFE Board President Richard Stafford said the fun run, inspired by a beloved Christmas movie, will correspond with Searcy’s Holiday of Lights festivities. 

“We want to make the event a fun way to celebrate the Christmas season in Searcy,” he said. “From lights and jingle bells to antlers and ugly sweaters, seeing runners decked out in holiday attire running through the streets of Downtown Searcy brings so much cheer to everyone. There’s even an award for the best costume.”

The fun run is for people of all ages and activity levels with trophies and medals for multiple age groups. 

“All proceeds go directly to fund Searcy KLIFE’s operating expenses,” Stafford added. “Year after year, we see the positive impact KLIFE has on the lives of students. Youth from different backgrounds and walks of life come together to learn about God’s word. We see life-long bonds develop as a result of kids connecting through this program.”

A non-denominational Christian ministry, KLIFE offers discipleship and fellowship for local youth from fifth through 12th grades. Activities include weekly club meetings, small group Bible studies, monthly events and mission trips. The ministry even offers one-on-one mentoring for students to provide them with extra encouragement.

To register for the “It’s a Wonderful KLIFE” Fun Run, call 501.593.3666 or sign up at Connect with KLIFE on Facebook, Instagram and the organization’s website at