See how Lifeline’s R(un) for One 5K on August 28 helps unadopted children–register now

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Who do you run for? Them. Photo via Lifeline Children’s Services

People run for all sorts of reasons. Those who run in Lifeline’s R(un) for One 5k run for one. This year’s race takes place Saturday, August 28, at Veteran’s Park in Hoover. Register now to put a reason in your race and a smile on the faces of unadopted children around the world.

Over the river and through the woods

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Runners get set, go! Photo via Lifeline Children’s Services

The R(un) for One 5K is a multi-state race where communities from across the US run on the same day with one common goal: to provide for the needs of unadopted children around the world. This year’s course in Birmingham will be Veteran’s Park on Valleydale Road–a jogger’s dream. Run (or walk) the same suburban course that is also “home base” for area high school cross-country teams. Oh, and there will be food trucks. Registration is open now.

All are welcome

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Smiles abound on the R(un) for One 5K. Photo via Lifeline Children’s Services

In a race to raise funds for unadopted children worldwide, it’s only fitting that Birmingham’s children are welcome to warm up, lace up and join in the fun! Meet Kim Christenberry, a local runner and mom with a soft spot for both the R(un) for One 5k and Lifeline Children’s Services headquartered in Birmingham.

“I run for the kids who will never be adopted but who need the life skills and mentoring to survive in the world.”

Kim Christenberry

Kim runs for Mutebi in Uganda. After receiving medical care in Birmingham as a teen in 2019, he decided to do the R(un) for One 5K at his own pace. In fact, many participants run with a child in mind and on their heart. Need some inspiration? Just turn to the unadopted photo gallery on race day, then go and run for the least of these. Ready to register yet?

Who are the (un)adopted?

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Focus on the finish line: a photo gallery of orphans at the R(un) for One 5K. Photo via Lifeline Children’s Services

There are 140 million orphaned children in the world. Let that sink in. Now in it’s 40th year, Lifeline Children’s Services international orphan care ministry does all it can to give these kids love, education, gospel truths and life skills they can use in the likely event they’ll age out of the system at 15.

The finish is just the beginning

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A daddy-daughter duo at the R(un) for One 5K. Photo via Lifeline Children’s Services

Even when the last straggler crosses the finish line on August 28, Lifeline’s work with the unadopted will keep on keeping on. Whether you run for one or run for all 140 million unadopted children on planet Earth, the rewards far outweigh the sweat equity you’ll put in at the R(un) for One 5K. Register now.

Planning on running in the R(un) for One 5K on August 28th? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know.

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