Coleman’s Bio

Coleman was born on January, 10, 1996, in Charlotte, NC, to Roland and Angela Mitchell. He was born three months premature. At his tiniest weight he was only 1 lb. and 12 oz. As prayer covered him constantly, God was faithful, and after 78 days of neonatal intensive care he was released to go home. Coleman was a fighter from birth. He grew to be an active boy loving the outdoors, motorcycles, and baseball. When Coleman was only ten years old, he was the passenger in an ATV accident that flipped, compound-fracturing his right arm, severing the main artery to his heart as well as the nerves in his hand. After a couple of years of therapy and healing, he was able to use his arm. Coleman was once again a fighter. Because of the amount of time the arm was without blood flow he risked losing his arm entirely. But again, God was faithful. The King’s Academy was where Coleman attended for several years following his accident. The school was a catalyst in his emotional and academic recovery. The Mitchells are forever grateful for the gift that The King’s Academy was to his life at such a fragile time. At the beginning of Coleman’s sophomore year he decided he would like to go to NorthWest High School where his brother, Tyler, had graduated. He enjoyed his school, his friends, and his teachers. He played rec baseball with Odell and eventually played softball for a league at Frank Liske Park. He loved to hunt, to fish, to raise his ducks, and spend time with his family. In January of 2013, the Ugandan children’s choir from Watoto Ministries was at The Refuge. Coleman’s family hosted seven members of the group, and in those two days the Mitchell family was changed forever. The Mitchells were moved by children who were orphaned by their earthly parents, but would stand and sing a song called “I am not forgotten, God knows my name!” With smiles from ear to ear and joy in their hearts, they brought new life to the Mitchell home and Coleman’s life was forever impacted. He desired to be a part of their ministry program in Uganda upon high school completion. It is now the heart of Coleman’s family that his legacy lives at Watoto in some way, and the Mitchells will be working with Watoto to make that happen. Prayerfully a home in Uganda will be built in his honor. Coleman entered into eternity on April 27, 2013. Coleman’s mother, Angela, said, “No, I can’t tell you we understand this time, and the loss is almost unbearable were it not for the hope that our eternity will be spent together. I do cling to this — Jesus came as a humble king, but He will return as the Righteous Judge to make all that was wrong right!”
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Race Details


Monday, April 28 — 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 29 — 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30 — 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

[for those unable to pick up packets at Chick-fil-A, they will be available at 6:30 a.m. the morning of the race at The Refuge]

Saturday, May 3rd

Beginning at The Refuge located at 230 Refuge Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081 *PLEASE NOTE* If you are using your GPS or Google Maps to come to the run location, please use 4904 Kellswater Bridge Boulevard, Kannapolis, NC, 28081, as the Refuge Way address is not yet in the system.

8 a.m. — Race Start (run/walk)
9 a.m. — Kids Fun Run
9:30 a.m. — Awards Ceremony
10 a.m. — Post race concert with the Christian band from Atlanta, OBB
Following OBB — Silent Auction winners announced
**food and inflatables will be available on site
**childcare will be made available while parents run
**race registration or donation are required for the concert

The race will follow this route.

The race will follow this route.


How to register:


2. Afton Ridge Chick-fil-A will host two registration events. When you register for the race, you’ll receive a FREE Chick-fil-A sandwich!

—Thursday, March 13th between 4-8 p.m.

—Thursday, April 10th between 4-8 p.m.

Race Route:

We will begin at the Refuge and run south down Kannapolis Parkway towards Trinity Church Road running through NorthWest Cabarrus High School and then the race route will wrap back around to conclude at The Refuge.


Up until April 18

[Students are 18 and younger. Adults are 19 and older.]

$25/adults by April 18
$20/students by April 18
**You may also choose to register as a donation to the cause and not run.

After April 18 until May 3

Pricing will be $35/adult and $30/students. Please note that if you register after April 18, you will pick up your packet on Race Day. Commemorative shirts are not guaranteed for late registration.

Proceeds to Benefit

Proceeds from Coleman’s Camo 5K Run are to benefit two important schools in his life: NorthWest Cabarrus High School and The King’s Academy Christian School located in Charlotte. We will award scholarships to both schools. At NorthWest Cabarrus High School, there will soon be a memorial area completed to honor Coleman and other students who pass away during their high school years. Proceeds will also benefit the missions organization, Watoto, in Uganda, where Coleman had planned to visit following graduation. Please read more about Watoto’s purpose here. The Mitchell’s desire is to eventually have a home built in Coleman’s honor at Watoto, empowering the Ugandan organization to continue its work in holistic Christian orphan care.


Tax deductible donations can be made payable to The Refuge and sent to 6012 Bayfield Pkwy., #312, Concord, NC 28027.

Vendors & Silent Auction

Vendor Sales during the Race

The following vendors that will be on site. Part or all of the proceeds will be going back to Coleman’s Race.

Cici’s Pizza
Holy Yoga
Jamboree Nails
Kona Ice
Massage therapy
Nubody Fitness
OBB’s merch table
Origami Owl
Pampered Chef
Smoothie King
*additionally, there will be Coleman’s Camo 5K Run T-shirts, wristbands and bows for sale

Silent Auction Items

Restaurant Gift Cards
— Off the Grill
— Hawthorne’s Pizza
— Enoodles Asian Bistro
— Foster’s Grille
— Fresh Off the Grill
— Johnny Brusco’s
Golf Rounds at
— Highland Creek
— Rocky River
— Skybrook
Sports Events
— Charlotte Motor Speedway race packages to the Coca-Cola 600
(four suite tickets and four tickets with pit passes)
— Kannapolis Intimidator’s tickets
—Autobell car washes
— Run for Your Life gift cards
— Gem Theatre tickets
— Great Wolf Lodge package
— Sea Life tickets






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