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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. 

Adventure Race

Run for a Reason at Sozo Children's 3rd Annual Adventure Race


What a great event on Sunday! Thank you for all who came out to run and support. You truly ran for a reason and have supported children in need. Click below to purchase the photos from the race. There are over 3,000! For $15 you have access to all of them! 

3rd Annual Waging War on Normal Adventure Race

The third annual Sozo Children Adventure Run for Orphans is planned for April 13, 2014.  This year we have partnered with Waging War on Normal to bring our runners the best possible adventure run experience!   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 orphans in Uganda, East Africa. 

Race Sponsors

Our Reason

In 2014, we are hoping to purchase 75 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 the Waging War on Normal Adventure Run for Orphans will be dedicated to purchasing this land.  


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. 



YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!  The Waging War on Normal Adventure Run for Orphans 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 1,000 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, banenrs, and much more by sponsoring the 2014 Waging War on Normal Adventure Run for Orphans.

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, 2014 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. 


If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us at one of the following:

Laura Kelley –

Robert Montgomery – 


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, Dry fit Race T-shirt, and a Sunday you won't forget. 


Location & Time

Hargis Retreat Center 

928 Hargis Drive

Chelsea, Alabama 35043

Registration: 1:00 - 3:00pm

Race Starts - 3:30pm


Race Across the Nation

The race for orphans 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!

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


Listen people, if Hawaii can run for orphans, we expect to see the rest of the U.S. of A. lit up as well.