GLOBAL 5K

This May, run to unleash hope for children in Zambia

Join us Saturday, May 30 at Fairfax Church

Zambia has the highest per capita orphan rate in the world. In this country where more than 1.6 million children are orphaned, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all that seems hopeless.

But there is HOPE.

This May, join us in running the race for Villages of Hope. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to bring hope to over 600 vulnerable children living in orphan homes and attending the School of Hope.

What does hope look like?

THE VILLAGE

The Village of Hope is made up of 10 houses caring for 109 orphans and vulnerable children in Christ-centered, family-styled homes with 8 house mothers and fathers providing a loving, secure attachment for each household.

THE VILLAGE

The Village of Hope is made up of 10 houses caring for 109 orphans and vulnerable children in Christ-centered, family-styled homes with 8 house mothers and fathers providing a loving, secure attachment for each household.

SCHOOL OF HOPE

The School of Hope provides a quality, Christian education to over 620 children from preschool to grade 12. Since 2016 more than 100 gifted youth have graduated from the School of Hope!

SCHOOL OF HOPE

The School of Hope provides a quality, Christian education to over 620 children from preschool to grade 12. Since 2016 more than 100 gifted youth have graduated from the School of Hope!

HEALTH SERVICES

Access to healthcare and quality nutritious food is essential to the growth of the children in care. Villages of Hope provides medical exams, counsel, referral, and case oversight for over 1,000 rural Zambians in the Village and beyond.

HEALTH SERVICES

Access to healthcare and quality nutritious food is essential to the growth of the children in care. Villages of Hope provides medical exams, counsel, referral, and case oversight for over 1,000 rural Zambians in the Village and beyond.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Several businesses in the Villages generate 70% of the operating budget needed to run the ministry. These businesses have allowed Villages of Hope to impact the community, creating over 150 jobs in an area where only 15% of the population are on a payroll.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Several businesses in the Villages generate 70% of the operating budget needed to run the ministry. These businesses have allowed Villages of Hope to impact the community, creating over 150 jobs in an area where only 15% of the population are on a payroll.

And so much more.

Your support makes a difference

$30

provides care for one child for one month

$125

buys a solar panel to build a new electrical system

$360

sponsors a child to go to school for one year

$1,200

provides support for a student to go to college for a year

About the Race

Global 5K & One-Mile Fun Run
9:00am

The Course

Due to park closures from COVID-19, we had to move the location of our Global 5K this year to our church! The course will begin and end in our parking lot and work its way through designated portions of Braddock Road.

The course will be family, stroller and pet friendly. There will be several water and first aid stations along the way.

Parking

Parking will be available in a section of our parking lot. Our transportation team will guide you where to park as you enter.

Spectators

Anyone is welcome to come out and cheer on our runners. There is no need to register if you are not running or walking in the event.

One-Mile Fun Run

Those who would like to only run or walk the One-Mile Fun Run will simply follow the one-mile path during the race. Children or adults who may not want to run a 5K are welcome to register and take this easy route during the race!

Post Race Gathering

Join us after the race for hot dogs and goodies in our parking lot and patio area. We’ll spend some time giving out awards to the winners of the race and enjoy some fun together!

Volunteers

We appreciate anyone who would like to volunteer on race day to help make this race possible. Volunteers will receive a special volunteer t-shirt. For questions or to sign up to volunteer, please email goglobal@fairfax.cc.

Join us in running, donating, and sharing this cause with your family and friends. Together we can reach our goal to bring hope to children in Zambia!