For the first time, the K-LOVE Fan Awards will incorporate a RUN FOR LOVE 5K at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on May 31 as a part of the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend. The 5K will benefit the Hands and Feet Project and the children of Haiti. Christian fans will have the opportunity to run alongside some of their favorite artists as they support the work of the Hands and Feet Project.
"The K-LOVE Fan Awards was a fantastic event last year," said Mark Stuart, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Hands and Feet Project. "This year the fan experience will be more exciting and more significant. K-LOVE Fan Awards and the Hands and Feet Project are teaming up to bring hope to Haiti's orphaned and abandoned children by putting on the first annual RUN FOR LOVE, a celebrity 5K Fun Run. Where else can you break a sweat with some of your favorite artists to bring hope to some kids in Haiti? It's all about love. What are you waiting for?"
Lacing up to participate in this year's 5K Fun Run is K-LOVE Fan Awards host Matthew West, Tenth Avenue North, KJ-52, Audio Adrenaline, Sidewalk Prophets, Group 1 Crew, Citizen Way, Finding Favour, Josh Wilson, Rhett Walker Band, City Harbor, Everfound, K-LOVE On Air DJs and more.
Each participant will receive a RUN FOR LOVE race tee and swag bag including music and merchandise. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans as they get to run or walk alongside some of their favorite artists on Saturday morning, the day before the K-LOVE Fan Awards. Fans can register for the RUN FOR LOVE 5K here: http://smarturl.it/run4love14.
K-LOVE – the largest Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over nearly 14 million people – has also announced more nominees in the categories of Film/Television Impact, Book Impact and Sports Impact (a full list of nominees can be seen here):
God’s Not Dead
Heaven Is For Real
My Hope America with Billy Graham
Son of God
Balancing it All by Candace Cameron Bure
Not A Fan by Kyle Idleman
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado
Clark Kellogg, CBS Sports broadcaster
Cody Zeller, Charlotte Bobcats Center
Gus Malzahn, Auburn Tigers Head Football Coach
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Guard
Thomas Davis, Carolina Panthers Linebacker
Winners will be announced LIVE at the awards show in the categories of music, sports, books and movies. To vote, visit: www.klovefanawards.com.
About The Hands & Feet Project:
In 2004, the members of Audio Adrenaline founded the Hands & Feet Project. Inspired by fan reaction to the band's song "Hands and Feet," HAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term, family-style care for orphaned and abandoned children with the love of Christ. They strive to raise a generation of orphaned children who will grow up to reach their God- given potential, while empowering first world citizens to partner with them in service at home and abroad.
The organization broke ground on their first Children's village in Cyvadier, a small town on the Southern coast near Jacmel, and began their journey of serving the forgotten children of the impoverished Caribbean nation. Currently tending to over 70 children in Cyvadier, a second village opened in Grand Goave in 2008 and is caring for 30 children. Visit handsandfeetproject.org for more information.
K-LOVE FAN AWARDS:
The K-LOVE Fan Awards mission is to create a fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ. Last year’s inaugural event included hosts from the A&E TV's popular show "Duck Dynasty," Phil & Kay Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson. For more information on this year’s exciting lineup and award show hosts, visit www.KLOVEFanAwards.com.
K-LOVE FAN AWARDS WEEKEND:
Fans are encouraged to sign up for the exclusive K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend, which will begin May 30 and run through June 1. With Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort as the home base, those who join this Experience will receive tickets to the Awards show, a three-night stay at Opryland, dinner with the K-LOVE staff and friends, a weekend kick-off concert, and access to the K-LOVE Fan Zone, which will include exclusive meet & greets, autograph signings and much more. There are limited spots to the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend and it is slated to sell out. To find out more on this year's schedule, visit, For a full schedule of the weekend, visit: www.klovefanawards.com/schedule-events. The K-LOVE Fan Awards is a John Sanders LLC/World Hope Event.
K-LOVE creates compelling media designed to inspire and encourage people to develop a meaningful relationship with Christ. K-LOVE is listener supported and delivers positive, encouraging contemporary Christian music through its 446 signals across 47 states. For more information visit: www.klove.com.