For 25 years, Christ Church members and the community have laced up their running shoes for the In His Steps 5K Run/Walk to benefit various ministries. For Cooper and Melissa Robinson, the race has a significant meaning.
The Robinsons’ son Cy was a church member and CMDS graduate who passed away in 1990 at the age of 12. Cy loved soccer and life, living each day to its fullest. A few years later, Melissa was serving as chair of the recreation committee and helped plan the very first In His Steps 5K. She was enthusiastic about working on the event, which the Robinsons lovingly call Cy’s Run.
“Because Cy was so active and busy all the time and athletic… in our brain it was in memory of Cy, so we’ve always called it Cy’s Run,” Melissa said. “And last year was the first year that it was in his memory, which made it even more special. On my calendar every year it says Cy’s Run.”
Cooper shares his wife’s sentiments. “I don’t think many people know that we consider it Cy’s Run, but since it’s In His Steps, and you think about it, it’s in Jesus’ steps. It’s hard to think about it, about Jesus walking, without thinking about who’s with Him.”
Pictured above are the grandchildren of Melissa and Cooper Robinson, whose three children also all graduated from Christ Methodist Day School. They continue to carry Cy’s zest for life.
>>Join us for the 25th annual In His Steps 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 31 at 8 a.m. This year’s race supports Camp Chambers and is in memory of Byron Fisher Sr.