super hero 5k event
Join us for a morning filled with family friendly fun! We chose to make this race a Super Hero Race because of Matt's love of Iron Man and the Avengers. We hold the event in June to celebrate Matthew's birthday. Every year, our board of directors chooses a local charity to raise funds for. Our 2019 event will benefit Hospice of the Sacred Heart, a non-profit organization whose mission is “to provide comfort, care, hope and choice to patients and their families while guiding them through their end of life journey.”
Our team is not just about running, it's about making a difference in your community! We have many members who are unable to be physically active, but they are actively involved in our team by helping to organize events and volunteering wherever they feel they can make a difference!
Super Hero Event Coordinator
Race Timer Equipment Manager
Matthew Waldron Stahl was born on June 15, 2004 in Scranton PA. Son of John and Rachel, he was a little brother to Michayla, and 5 years later, became a big brother to Jack. From the moment Matthew entered this world, he was a little ball of energy that smiled constantly. When he became a toddler, he loved to make people laugh. As he grew, so did his energy. His smile and giggle became undeniably infectious. Anyone who heard him couldn’t help but chuckle along with him. Matthew was extremely passionate in anything he did. Whether it was loving, laughing, crying, caring, worshiping, imagining, writing, he did it whole heartedly. An insatiable desire to learn and discover new things kept him very busy and always on the go.
Special Events Coordinator
A 501c3 Non-Profit Organization
mission & vision
Be a hero in your community
We are a collection of walkers, runners, cyclists, and volunteers with the goal to support their community and local charities. MWS Race Team Association organizes at least one yearly race to support a local charity chosen by the organization's board members. All team members are encouraged to participate in fundraising activities as needs arise throughout the year within their community. The overall goal of this organization is to support each other as we strive to live healthy and fit lifestyles while building a strong sense of community.
Why is this Bible verse on the back of all our shirts?
One of Matthew's passions was going to church and learning about our Gracious, Merciful God. The Stahl attends Bridgewater Church where Matthew enjoyed Sunday school activities and evening children groups activities. Every night, Matthew would read from his "Action Bible" that tells stories in comic book fashion. One of Matt's favorite pages was based on Matthew 9:9:
"As Jesus went on from there, he was a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth/ "Follow me," he told him and Matthew got up and followed Him." (NIV)
Young Matt could not contain his excitement when he showed his parents the picture of Jesus saying "Matthew, come and follow me" in his Action Bible. Little did his family know that the Lord truly was calling Matt was to follow Him home.
It is the Stahl's family mission to give away the Action Bible or another age appropriate bible to anyone who asks!
Super Hero Event Committee
MWS Race Team