2014 Race Summary


Mitchell Family

Coleman’s Camo 5K 2014 Run had 670 registered runners, with over 520 actually running/walking the course. The participants created a sea of camo, which overflowed the Mitchells’ heart. Additionally, a memorial was placed at Coleman’s high school, NorthWest Cabarrus High School. The memorial, which was completed before the run, is dedicated to Coleman and all other students who enter into eternity in their high school years. The band OBB came up from Atlanta and performed at the end of the 5K race.
The race raised over $40,000 which was divided as such:
— $39,000 was able to build a home in Coleman’s honor at Watoto. David Cheek was an ambassador from North Carolina who participated in part of the building process in March 2015. Coleman’s house was completed spring of 2015.
— $2,000 was given as a scholarship to a student at NorthWest Cabarrus High School.
— $2,000 was given as a scholarship to a student at The King’s Academy.

The Mitchells are so grateful for the generous hearts that made the continuing of Coleman’s legacy possible. With funds raised from the 2015 run they hope to either build a student dormitory at Watoto in Uganda or to build a playground near the house that was built in Coleman’s honor. The Mitchells are forever grateful.
Please tell your friends and neighbors to come out and run in Coleman’s Camo 5K Run 2015.



To conveniently donate to the cause, click here.



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


Thursday, April 30 — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, May 1 — 5 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 2nd

Beginning at The Refuge located at 230 Refuge Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081
6:30-7:30 a.m. — Registration
8 a.m. — Race Start (run/walk)
Awards Ceremony to follow

The race will follow this route.

The race will follow this route.


How to register:

1. Queencitytiming.com

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!

—Tuesday, March 17th between 5-8 p.m.

—Tuesday, April 14th between 5-8 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 17

$25/adults by April 17
$20/students by April 17
**You may also choose to register as a donation to the cause and not run.

After April 17 until May 2


To conveniently donate to the cause, click here.

Pricing will be $35/adult and $30/students. Please note that if you register after April 17, 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 2015 will benefit The King’s Academy Christian School located in Charlotte, through a scholarship. Proceeds will also continue to benefit the missions organization, Watoto, in Uganda, where Coleman had planned to visit. Please read more about Watoto’s purpose here. The Mitchells’ desire to have a home built in Coleman’s honor is currently underway at Watoto, through last year’s race proceeds. This year the proceeds will either go toward building a playground at Watoto or a student dormitory there.

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

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