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ASHLAND, Ky. — Team Amy For Africa is issuing a challenge to youth church groups in the area to participate in the “Amy For Africa On a Mission” 5K on Oct. 4 in Kenova, W.Va.

No preparation is necessary. If you’re a runner, then covering the 3.1 miles on a flat and fast course will allow the opportunity for some PRs (personal record).

If you’re not a runner, then simply walk the 3.1 miles with other friends.

Mostly what Team AFA is encouraging is for our area youth to Do Something.

Since April, Team AFA has been on what we dubbed “The Do Something Tour” where marathoners Amy and Chris Compston have run in 11 marathons so far. They have three more to finish the running season.

The 14 combined marathons covers 367 total miles covered by Amy and Chris.

What Team AFA is encouraging area youth groups to do is run only 3.1 miles on the first Saturday in October.

Early registration is already open. Here’s the best news: All the money raised from the “Amy For Africa On A Mission” 5K and 10K will go toward building schools in Moyo, Uganda.

Already, the organization supports five Penne Paris Schools and 700 students in Moyo.

So how about your youth group? Will you “Do Something” too?

The youth group that registers the most runners in the 5K race will have a pizza party with Team Amy For Africa and earn four team entries into the 2015 Amy For Africa Whiffleball Tournament next summer.

Also, four signed copies of “Grace Runner” will be given away in a drawing during the pizza party.

Here is a link to register for the race.