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Emmaus Ministries to Host Virtual Walk and Challenge

September 27, 2021 by Nicole Curtis


NASHVILLE, Tenn. September 27, 2021 / The Upper Room / Emmaus Ministries has partnered with Charity Footprints to host the first-ever Emmaus Ministries Virtual Walk and Challenge. This spiritual and physical wellness event runs from October 1­–November 12.

Not your typical 5K, this event invites participants to walk in body, mind, and spirit the distance between Jerusalem and Emmaus, which is approximately seven miles (11.5 kilometers) or 14,000 steps.

Hess “Doc” Hall, associate director of Emmaus Ministries, says, “In these times of physical distancing and social innovation, we offer this event as an opportunity for people to stay connected and to focus on their physical and spiritual healing. It is important for us to walk daily with the Lord and to grow, changing ourselves and our world for the better.” The Walk to Emmaus program calls this our Fourth Day commitment.

During the event, participants can earn “footprints points” for steps, spiritual practices, and other activities that lead to physical and spiritual wellness.

Participants have 43 days to complete the challenge using the route of their choice.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three Emmaus community teams and to the top ten individuals who score the most points during the event. Leaderboards are a key feature of the event site and will track on individuals and community teams with the most points.

Registration cost is $25.00 with an option to buy an event T-shirt at an additional cost.

Please join this fun event that supports a worthy cause, and invite others to participate. All proceeds go to the Fourth Day Fund, which helps cover the operating costs of Emmaus Ministries. 


For nearly 43 years, the sole purpose of the Emmaus movement is to strengthen disciples for the renewal of the church. The Walk to Emmaus continues to be one of the most effective, formational and transformational programs available for personal renewal and leadership development. Since 1978, 1.4 million people have experienced this outpouring of love, benefitted from sound theological teaching and compassionate witness, and been given a spiritual boost that will last a lifetime.

Emmaus Ministries includes The Walk to Emmaus program, Chrysalis (older teens), and Face to Face (boomers) and partners with Journey to the Table (young adults) and Discovery Weekend (middle school students) to offer spiritual support for people at every age. Emmaus Ministries supports nearly 350 communities, located in 28 countries worldwide.

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Nicole Curtis
Communications Manager
The Upper Room
ncurtis@upperroom.org
615-340-7236 / Cell: 615-578-5418


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