Sozo Children's 8th Annual Run for a Reason 5K

Sun April 7, 2019 Birmingham, AL US 35222 Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Sozo Trading Co.
4 41st Street South
Birmingham, AL US 35222

The 8th annual Sozo Children Run for a Reason is planned for Sunday, April 7th 2019. The theme of this event is “Run for a Reason.”  100% of the proceeds raised will be used to support the mission of Sozo Children in Uganda, Africa. 

This race will be a 5K (A USATF-certified course) through the heart of Avondale.

This event is a fun, family friendly experience; runners & walkers of all ages, strollers and dogs are welcome. Food truck & vendors, free doughnuts, corn hole & inflatables for the kids!

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019 (Early Packet Pickup)
10:00 am - 4pm - Early Packet Pickup
Sozo Trading Co. 
4 41st Street S. 

1:00 pm - Runner Packet Pickup
3:00 pm - 5K Begins
4:00 pm  -  Awards

Awards: Hard-carved wood medals from Uganda will be given for the following male/female age groups: 
Top 3 Overall  Male/Female 
12 & under   13-19
20-29   30-39
40-49   50-59
60-69     70+


Thank you for your help in furthering Sozo Children's mission, and we hope to see you at the race!

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

5K run/walk (chip time):  $35.00 + processing fee

5K run for a specific child (chip time):  $45.00  + processing fee

5K Walk-up Registration:  $45.00

Sozo Children

OUR REASON: We operate multiple children's homes in Uganda, providing care for over 120 children. Through a continuum of care provided by a team of Ugandan care-givers, the children of Sozo are loved, nurtured, and equipped with proper nutrition, healthcare, quality education, spiritual development and life skills to impact positive change in their communities and Ugandan society.

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. 

Sozo Children