Our 2nd Annual Joshua 1:9 Freedom Run is taking place on Saturday, December 13th 2014 at 8AM at Al Lopez Park, Tampa FL.

Registration will open in July via Active.  If you have questions or are interested in being a ministry partner, sponsor or volunteer please email us at 5k@joshuacord.org.

See highlights from last year’s run below!

postrace-forsitev2Thank you for participating in the Inaugural Joshua 1:9 Freedom 5K on Saturday. Over 200 runners, walkers came out to raise awareness for persecuted Christians in the Middle East and Africa.

Our first ever awareness run would not have been possible without you, our sponsors, and the support of many local churches and pastors – who not only prayed for our success, but came out to participate or virtually support. We are so appreciative for your prayers, time, and support.


A special thank you to the following Pastors and congregations for going above and beyond for Joshuacord and the Persecuted Church:

Thank you to all of the volunteers who supported the event in many ways! Thank you to Support the Troops for their support on race day!  We’d also like to thank the Zach Hardison Band  for praying for us and spreading the word to our supporters in Virginia.

Congratulations to all participants! The top 3 overall race winners for male and female were Dustin Fletcher, Greg Fann, Ethan Bird, Wibke Rees, Amanda Slattery, and Juliay Tippett. Please take a look at the race results. Next year we plan to include more awards for the age categories! You can review the race pictures as well — thank you to John Fulton (jfulton7@msn.com) for taking all of the photographs.

We hope you will join us next year for the 2nd Annual Joshua 1:9 Freedom Run! Please take a few minutes to complete a survey on how we can make next year’s race event even better.

Joshuacord is a family-founded nonprofit run solely by volunteers. This is a labor of love for our brothers and sisters who do not have the freedoms we cherish. If you feel a passion for the cause and would like to volunteer with Joshuacord, have us speak at your church/organization, or learn more about becoming a sponsor for next year’s race, please email us at 5k@joshuacord.org.

We have much to be thankful for especially during this time of year – please remember to pray for the Persecuted Church daily.


The Joshuacord Team

Patrick, Mark, Bettie, Kimberly, Shawn, and Rachael

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9