Who is Sozo Children?
Did you know:
- There are 2.7 million vulnerable children in Uganda, Africa, due to war, disease and deep poverty.
- Over half the population is under the age of 15 years old, making it the second youngest nation in the world.
In 2010, Sozo Children was born out of an immediate need to take seventeen children from suffering circumstances in Uganda, Africa. With the support of the Ugandan government, a new family-style home was created for them, including Ugandan mothers and fathers, and a vision to disciple them into the next generation of Christian leaders.
Today, Sozo provides care for over 120 children and strives to help these children grow in Christ by providing them with basic and growth needs through their sponsorship program.
Through support from people like you who sign up for events like the Run for a Reason 5K, Sozo Children is able to continue its mission of helping children in Uganda, Africa.
Why are you running for Sozo Children’s Run for a Reason 5K? Let them know your reason. Use #myreason and tag @sozochildren on social media and let your reason be known.
Come One, Come All
Want to support this great cause, but don’t want to do it alone? No problem! This race welcomes those of all ages and abilities, including dogs! So bring the whole family out—including your pup—and run, walk or push the kiddos in their strollers during this great event.
After the Race
The race may end, but the fun will continue with:
- Food trucks
There will also be lots of FREE donuts! Talk about a delicious way to recharge your batteries after all that exercise.
Sign up and Run for a Reason
On April 7, participants will head to Sozo Trading Co. and race through the heart of Avondale on a USATF-certified course. Want to run for a reason? Sign up now by registering for one of these categories:
- 5K Run/Walk Early Bird Pricing: $35 (Ends April 6 at 5PM)
- 5K Run for a Specific Child: $45
- 5K Walk-up Registration: $45
Entry fee includes:
- Race entry
- Race T-shirt
- An experience you won’t forget!
100% of proceeds raised during the event are used to support the mission of Sozo Children in Uganda, Africa.
Important Dates and Times
Be in the know! Mark your calendar with these important dates and times of the race:
- Early packet pick up: 10AM-4PM
- Runner packet pickup: 1PM
- 5K begins: 3PM
- Awards and special events: 4PM
*All packet pickups and race events will take place at Sozo Trading Co. 4 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222.
Parking for the Sozo Children Run for a Reason 5K will be available along the streets of Avondale. Suggested race entry route: 3rd/4th Ave exit from Highway 31/280.
Donate to Sozo Children
Can’t make the race? Click here to donate to Sozo Children to support their mission of helping children in Uganda, Africa.
Take Part in the Race