Lakestride Mission


Keep your eye on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because He never lost sight of where he was headed, that exhilarating finish in and with God. He could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there in the place of honor, right alongside God.

Join the “D.A.L.E.” Team

Daring to Administer Light Everywhere

  • Who was Dale Rinkevicz and why are we running a race for him?
  • Was he a star player making 6 figures?
  • Did he drive the latest and live in the greatest?
  • Did he fill a room with conversations of his great accomplishments and who he knew and what he BUILT?
  • Were his motives to be acknowledged for his great acts of generosity?
  • Was he a distance runner who left this world way too early?

Dale Rinkevicz was none of these as the world sees them …He was REAL. Dale was a star player as a craftsman in his trade as a carpenter. He BUILT relationships along with beautiful master pieces. Dale made a living to provide and cherish his role as a father to his daughter more than some 1000 miles away and a husband to his wife of only 4 months. His portfolio of investments were the people he touched with his richness of life, his appreciation of nature and his ability to give all that he had to those in need. The dividends were handsome. He lived humbly, drove modestly, and accomplished quietly. He loved the Lord in the same way. He never sang a hymn, recited a scripture but truly was the hands and feet of Jesus.
Dale Rinkevicz died suddenly of a heart attack at the young age of 48. He left behind a legacy and a light to continually shined and shared. Who loved Dale? Everyone that met Dale knew there was something special about him. In fact, this was the sentiments of his friends that shared at his funeral; “Thank God for the privilege to know such a fine Godly man.” With Dale’s supper sized heart and equally huge hands, he was a natural when it came to being the hands and feet of Jesus. We have but one life to live and Brother Dale chose to walk it out in faith humbly, but courageously. We are honoring Dale with friends, family and community members to keep his LIGHT alive.
Dale was passionate about his work and sharing that passion with others not so fortunate. He mentored many with his time, his talents and his giving heart. He believed in offering a hand up not a hand out. He knew the importance of work and gave to others who were trying to help themselves. He was an active member of Hospitality In the Name of Christ (our area homeless organization). Also, Dale was a veteran of the Navy Armed Forces and found great pride in attending the annual Mason County Central Middle Schools Veteran’s Program. This program is about capturing the respect and honor of the student body joined together with the Veteran and bringing into the classroom a part of living history.
Both Hospitality INC and Mason County Central Middle Schools Veteran’s Program will be the recipients of the funds raised thru t-shirt sales and the wonderful fellowship and opportunity to collaborate with a great community event the Ludington Lakestride.
Please Join us in this wonderful opportunity to remember Dale and continue to shine God’s light brightly by giving all the GLORY TO GOD.
May you be encouraged as you continue to seek out Christ and live life abundantly.
Dale’s Brothers & Sisters in Christ.

It would be an honor if you chose to participate in this event to help carry on God’s message of, “Be the Light”.

Let’s go the Distance for Dale!

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