The 4th Annual Joshua 1:9 Freedom 5K Run / Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is being held to generate awareness and support for Christians who are persecuted every day – just for their faith. Our goal is to help raise awareness, provide both spiritual, material and financial support regarding the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Africa. In the spirit of this mission, please come out to run, walk, or stroll with us on Saturday, November 19th at 8am!  We added the 1 Mile Fun Run Run/Walk so more families and children can enjoy the event! Read more about last year’s run here — we were able to raise and donate $5,700 directly to persecuted Christians thanks to our wonderful sponsors, race participants, and volunteers.

Race Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 8AM Chipped Runners
8:10 Walkers and Strollers
Al Lopez Park
4810 N. Himes Street
Tampa, FL 33614
USATF certified course 
Packet Pickup: Pre-race pick up — Wednesday, November 16th from 4-7PM at Fit2Run International Mall in Tampa.
Race day morning at Al Lopez anytime after 7AM. If you prefer to register offline, you can download the Printable Registration Form (PDF).

MusicSpiritFMWe are excited that Jaime from SpiritFM (90.5FM) will be onsite broadcasting from the run and helping to MC!

How?Run. Walk. Stroll. Observe. Or participate Virtually and we’ll mail you your bib number and race day t-shirt to wear proudly!  This is a great way to show your support for the Persecuted Church and impact the lives of those in Iraq from the comfort of your home if not able to attend on November 19th!!

Where will the funds go? Our mission is to help those who are persecuted for their Christian faith, especially in the Middle East and Africa.  Last year we were able to send $5,700 to Persecuted Christians in desperate need of food, shelter, clothing, and medial supplies. Our mission is to help those who are persecuted for their Christian faith, especially in the Middle East and Africa. Proceeds for this year’s run are going directly to Persecuted Christian families and children who were displaced from their homes in Iraq and Syria and currently living in refugee camps.  They remain in desperate need of food, shelter, security, and our prayers.

Collection at the run — We will also be collecting the following items at the run —  baby blankets, gloves, and hats to ship to moms and families in the refugee camps.



Registration for Chipped 5K Walk/Run

  • $25 Pre-registration (until November 17)
  • $30 Registration (after Nov 17)
  • $20 Military
  • FREE for Kids younger than 5
  • Email us for Family and Group/team rates Today!

Registration for 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

  • $15 Pre-registration

Sign up on Active or download the registration form and mail it in! Register online or send payment to: Joshuacord 3433 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Suite 120 Valrico, FL 33596 For more information please contact us.

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Contact us at: 5K@joshuacord.org or (202) 643-8588 for sponsor or registration inquires.

















THANK YOU to our Gold and Silver Sponsors!