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4 41st St S
Birmingham, AL, 35222

(205) 208-0016

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. 

Run for a Reason

Run for a Reason at Sozo Children's 5th Annual Adventure Race


The 6th annual Sozo Children Run for a Reason is planned for Saturday, April 1st 2017.  The theme of this event is “Run for a Reason.”  100% of the proceeds raised will be used to “sozo” (save or rescue) vulnerable children in Uganda, East Africa. 


This race will be a 5K through the heart of Avondale.

It will incorporate thriving 41st street, Avondale Park, food trucks & vendors. 

APRIL 1, 2017
8:00 am - Runner Packet Pickup
9:00 am - 5K Begins
10:00 am  -  Awards
10:00 - 12:00 pm - Food Truck & vendors


 "Out of Towners" Scroll down to Register

Our Reason

In 2015, we purchased 28 acres of land in Kampala, Uganda to begin construction of “the Sozo Village” which will consist of 15 children’s homes, a church, medical clinic and school. Funds raised at this event will go towards this project and these children.


We are thrilled you are joining our mission by running in April and 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. 


Regular: February 1st - March 31st - $35
Walk-up Registration - $40

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

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

Shoes for the Shoeless

A shoe collection will also take place before and after the 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. 

5K Race Start & END

Sozo Trading Company
4 41st Street South
Birmingham, Al 35222


Click on map to view route

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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 on race day, April 1 to raise awareness for vulnerable 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 your state is already highlighted, it's okay, we still want you to register! The more the merrier!

$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!

COMPANY Race Sponsors

Become the hero of this event and help it happen!

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!  The 5th Annual Run for a Reason 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 2017 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 2017 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 1st, 2017 to make sure you reach our press deadline. 

Thank you to our Title Sponsor!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors






Have questions? Reach out to us! 
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