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7030 Meadowlark Drive Suite A
Birmingham, Alabama 35242

(205) 612-0338

Sozo Children exists to further the gospel while saving children in need. Children are in need across this world, and one by one, Sozo Children is reaching each of them. We don't presume to conquer poverty on our own, but by the grace of God, and the movement of the Church, Sozo Children is one avenue through which orphans find families. 

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Adventure Race

Run for a Reason at Sozo Children's 4th Annual Adventure Race


4th Annual Run for a Reason

The 4th annual Sozo Children Run for a Reasons is planned for April 12th, 2015.  The theme of this event is “Run for a Reason.”  100% of the proceeds raised by this adventure run will be used to “sozo” (save or rescue) vulnerable children in Uganda, East Africa. 


The 2015 Sozo Children Run for a Reason is a 5k adventure running event with a goal of fitness, fun and getting really DIRTY.  The 5k course will take you through a series of muddy obstacles and natural terrain.  Run competitively for awards or just for fun. 

Our Reason

In 2015, we are hoping to purchase 27 acres of land in Kampala, Uganda to begin building “the Sozo Village” which will consist of 28 children’s homes, a church, medical clinic and school. Funds raised at this event will go towards this project and these children.


While we are thrilled you are joining our mission by running in April – but we would also like to ask: What’s your reason?   Let us know by using the hash tag: #myreason as you help us promote this event on social media leading up to the run. Tag @sozochildren on social media. 

Race Sponsors


YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!  The 4th Annual Run for a Reasons is in search of community partners who want to support the goals of the event and also take advantage of this outstanding promotional opportunity.  This highly publicized signature event provides meaningful investment for sponsors and donors.  We are expecting as many as 500 participants from competitive athletes to just-for-fun runners and young children in attendance at our April 2014 event. 

You are invited to take advantage of this exceptional advertising and promotional opportunity as a sponsor participant.  Expose your business through website exposure, email marketing, t-shirts, banners, and much more by sponsoring the 2015 Run for a Reason.

The details of the sponsorship benefits are outlined in a packet we can mail or email to you.  Please consider joining with us to make this worthwhile community event a success.  Please submit the enclosed Sponsorship Letter of Agreement by March 3rd, 2015 to make sure you reach our press deadline. 

Shoes for the Shoeless

A shoe collection will also take place before and after the Adventure Run.  The shoes will be used to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty in the villages near Sozo Children. 


Have questions? Reach out to us! 

Laura Haley –


February 16th - April 11th - $45

Walk-up Registration - $60

These funds cover the costs of the race and are used to continue the care for orphaned and neglected children in Uganda. 

Includes: Race entry, Race T-shirt, and a Sunday you won't forget. 


Hargis Retreat Center 

928 Hargis Drive

Chelsea, Alabama 35043


Registration: 1:00 - 3:00pm

Race Starts - 3:30pm


Race Across the Nation

The race is not only in Alabama, but sweeping across the nation. For those who are out-of-town and can't make the event, you can register as an "out-of-towner", map and run your own 5K in your own city to raise awareness for orphaned children. We send you a t-shirt and you post a picture of you running with #myreason to show your reason and support of Sozo Children's work around the globe. Each state is highlighted in orange if a runner is committed to run in that state!

$32 race entry joins you into the race across the nation and we will send you a race t-rshirt!

If you have a friend out of town willing to give and run, send them this link and encourage them to register!