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Rochester Hills Church Embraces Brooksie Way With 'Flash Wave'

Members invite the public to join them Sunday morning at the corner of Walton and Old Perch.

When runners and walkers in the fifth-annual Brooksie Way Half-Marathon approach their first mile on Sunday morning, they'll be greeted with a community wave.

Members of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church have organized a “Flash Wave” to cheer on the runners. 

The "wave" will be at the corner of Walton Boulevard and Old Perch Road, in the PNC Bank parking lot. The idea is for participants to greet the runners in what they call a "Hands Across the Hills" experience. Commemorative t-shirts (available by calling 248-651-6550) are optional. 

Want to be part of the wave? Gather at the parking lot (there's plenty of parking) at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, as Walton is expected to close at 7:45 a.m. 

In addition, the church will hold a “Healthy Body/Healthy Spirit” Worship Service at 5 p.m. Saturday with a lasagna dinner immediately following.

Walter Creamer September 27, 2012 at 11:10 PM
What wonderful community spirit, we need a little of that around here!
Kristin Bull (Editor) September 28, 2012 at 12:41 AM
We would love to report on other Brooksie cheer groups — if you hear about any, let us know by posting a comment here!
Angela Youngblood September 28, 2012 at 11:43 AM
What a great idea! I love this!
Barbara Krueger September 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Great idea Abiding Presence. Now, tell me how I can get to your church on Sunday morning? I cannot cross Adams.
RH Grandma September 28, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Good for you, Abiding Presence! It's so nice to hear of a local group embracing the race. Sounds like fun, too!

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