Race for South Asia
For the past ten years, three generations of Taylor alumni and friends have been bicycling 500 miles over five days to raise funds for Youth for Christ International’s (YFCI) efforts in a desperately needy South Asian nation. To kick off a new decade of fundraising, we are evolving the event from a five-day cycling trip to a single-day team duathlon relay. We hope this evolution allows the event to grow in participation and fundraising for YFCI.
It is our intent that the fundraising aspect will continue to be the event’s primary objective. Secondarily, we are aiming the event to be a gathering of universities’ alumni to compete in a fun event while encouraging unification within the Body of Christ.
Participating athletes raise funds through donations, funding Youth for Christ's ministry in South Asia — aiding the supply of basic life necessities and supporting continued spread of the Gospel. The 2023 event will take place on Saturday, June 10th.
Pray. Give. Race.
How will you be involved?
For our first inaugural RSA, there will be at least three participating universities.
Taylor University (host site)
Indiana Wesleyan University
Each university will be represented by a team of 7-15 alumni or students to complete a 100-mile relay connecting the three anchor universities. Each team roster must be comprised of 3-7 cyclists to ride at least one 10-mile segment and 4-8 runners to run at least one 2-mile segment. Please see the event details page for a more specific breakdown of each leg of the relay.
The entry fee for each participating team is $5,000. Athletes may self-sponsor or raise funds from others - all donations are tax-deductible. Please see the Donation page for more details and information.
This event exists to first and foremost raise funds to support the work of Youth for Christ International (YFCI) in a South Asian country. To learn more about our mission, visit our mission page.