988-5K Suicide Prevention Walk/Run

Sat June 18, 2022 Oconomowoc, WI 53066 US Directions

5K Run

4:00PM CDT

5K Walk

4:05PM CDT
438 N Oakwood Ave
Fowler Lake Park
Oconomowoc, WI US 53066

SOFA INC was created because during the years of Archie's struggles. I (Lauri badura) had a folder called Saving Archie, filled with recovery and treatment options and help our family explored. The day he died on May 15th, 2014, my sister saw the folder and change this folder to read, Saving Others For Archie, stating that his death would not be in vain.


The course will begin and end in the park. Runners will head north at the start and run on city street through residential neighborhoods. Before returning south to the finish.

Course Map


Saving Others For Archie, SOFA INC., the grassroots organization founded in 2014 by a mother whose son Archie, died of an accidental overdose—she vowed to help other families and not let Archie’s death be in vain. Saving Others For Archie, SOFA, is leading the way.  We listen to people’s unmet needs.  We find solutions to help others and offer hope. 

SOFA is leading the way to the furtherance of awareness around substance abuse disorder, and the relationship between addiction and mental health issues. They provide the comforting EPIDEMIC PRAYER CARD of HOPE to empower those in need across our nation to join in prayer end to the epidemic. SOFA funds are used to support those in need for a month of sober living, typically costings $750.00, as well as supply funds to organizations making a difference providing mental health and suicide support.

We bring awareness and education surrounding new legislation to save lives!

The SOFA Act is designed to save lives by cutting off access to fentanyl’s nasty ingredients and by helping prosecutors lock up the people at the highest levels of fentanyl production and distribution rings.

SOFA ACT https://www.wispolitics.com/2018/u-s-rep-sensenbrenner-introduces-bill-to-save-lives-and-curb-the-opioid-epidemic/

SOFA stands for Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues and is the same acronym as an organization started by Lauri Badura of Oconomowoc, Wis. Lauri lost her son, Archie, to an accidental overdose on May 15, 2014 and has worked to raise awareness throughout Wisconsin and the nation on ending the epidemic.

SOFA is a proud partner of National Prevention Week each May with the JUMP FOR ARCHIE event. This event is nationally recognized for its creativity of raising awareness with a truly a unique location near water that is supported by several communities/leaders that provides lifesaving trainings and resources surrounded by live music.

Virtual Option

Can't make the event? Help support SOFA by participating virtually. You items will be shipped after the event.


Street parking is available throughout the residential neighborhoods near Fowler Lake Park. There is NO PARKING at the start/finish line and no vehicles will be allowed to enter Fowler Lake Park.  Please plan ahead, car pool, and arrive early keeping in mind you will need to park and walk to the start/finish line.

Another option for parking is to park in the City of Oconomowoc Fowler Lake Parking Lot on the south side of Fowler Lake. There will be plenty of parking available in this lot on race day and the start/finish line is only a short 10 minute walk from this parking lot. 

Parking map.


Everyone who is registered by noon June 8th will be guaranteed a custom shirt.  After that, shirts will be available while online supplies last. Any extra shirts will be distributed after the race on a first come, first served basis.


The race is chip timed by Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC with a chip start. Your time will start when you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line.

How to wear your bib.


Saturday June 18


You do not need to print it. We will need to scan the QR code on the receipt, though, so please have your email accessible on your mobile device or save a picture of your receipt with the QR code to your device’s image library.

3:00pm Resource Tables Open
3:00pm - 4:00pm Packet Pickup
4:00pm 5K Run Start
4:05pm 5K Walk Start
5:00pm Awards
5:00pm Jump for Archie
6:30 – 9:30 Concert- Ed Goff opener, 52nd street band headliner


We need volunteers for everything from goody bag stuffing to course marshals. If you or your group have an interest in volunteering, we would greatly appreciate the assistance. 

Run volunteer - register here

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