A story of community and celebration that never tires is the L’Arche Mobile marathon. The community celebrated the 19th Annual ServisFirst Bank Mobile Marathon on Sunday, January 12th. Hundreds of runners from all around the world joined us for a race through the historic streets of Mobile, Alabama, including full and half marathons and a five-person relay. Members of L’Arche Atlanta and L’Arche Jacksonville also travelled to Mobile to join in the celebrations. Some even participated in the race – Grason Poling from L’Arche Atlanta placed second in his age group!
L’Arche Mobile Core Members worked hard throughout the year hand-making the finisher medallions and award plaques for the runners, and were there at the finish line to congratulate them and present them with their much-deserved medals. After the race, everyone stuck around the finish line in downtown Mobile’s Bienville Square for music and a Southern meal of red beans and rice. The marathon is one of L’Arche Mobile’s biggest events and fundraisers and a focus of the community’s yearly calendar. Learn more about the Mobile Marathon at https://www.mobilemarathon.org/.