2nd Annual Orphan Run Update

Friday, May 31, 2013 at Stone Canyon neighborhood in Owasso

Three events to choose from...

* 1-mile Fun Run - begins at 6:30 pm

* 5k - begins at 7 pm

* Crossfit Challenge - begins at 6:30 pm. Primal Life Training of Owasso, our official Presenting Sponsor, will be setting up a Crossfit obstacle challenge that will be sure to challenge you while having fun at the same time! Are you up to the Challenge?!

30 Burpees 
30 Sandbag Squats 60# Men RX/ 40# Women RX/ 20# Scaled 
Run~100m w/Sandbag 
30 Ground to Overhead w/Sandbag 
Run~100m w/Sandbag 
Run 200m 
30 yards Walking Lunge Steps 
30 Pull-ups for RX or 30 Ring Rows for Scaled 
Run~200m to the Finish  

The “Orphan Run” is a chip-timed race for runners &/or walkers. It is a certified course circling through the beautiful neighborhood of Stone Canyon in Owasso, OK. Team Captains are needed to represent the orphans living at Calo Me Lare (a.k.a. "Village of Redemption"), an orphanage and school built in Lira, UG by Project Hope Worldwide. The responsibility of a Team Captain is merely to build a team of at least 3 runners or walkers but the 3 Team Captains with the largest teams wins a FaBuLoUs prize... 

1st Place--IPad
2nd Place--$300
3rd Place--$100

If you are interested in being a Team Captain, please contact Jeanette Hudgeons at jhudgeons07@hotmail.com or call 918-845-6427.

Stick around after the race for food and family-friendly entertainment! Kids can jump to their heart's delight on the Jupiter Jumps and food will be available for purchase from vendors such as Trails End BBQ & IceCrystals Shaved Ice. Musical entertainment will be provided by Kirkland Field - one of Tulsa’s newest & hottest bands to hit the music scene. This pop/rock cover band, based out of Broken Arrow will play anything from the 70's to current hits.

*** All proceeds from the Orphan Run will go towards building new homes at Calo Me Lare. If you are unable to participate in the Run, you can still donate online when you click on the registration link. Thank you in advance for giving generously - you are giving a child a new chance at life and hope for a better future! For more information or to register for the race, please here.


Two Exciting Announcements!

We are excited to announce that for the 2nd year in a row, CrossFit Primus will again be the Main Event Sponsor for the Orphan Run in 2013. Plans are in the works for an exciting element we will be adding to the Run this year, so stay tuned for more details!

We are also thrilled that Kirkland Field has also agreed to come back as our musical entertainment for the evening! Kirkland Field is an amazing cover band that plays the hottest tunes from the 80's to today! So make plans now to stay after the Run for a fun, family-friendly evening!

If your company or organization is interested in being a sponsor for the Orphan Run, please contact Craig Bartel at 580.794.9933 or craigbartel@msn.com. 100% of the proceeds made at the Run will go towards building more homes at Calo Me Lare, an orphanage that Project Hope Worldwide built in Lira, Uganda.

"Your hand,
Your help,
Their hope!"

Orphan Run 2013 Is In The Works!

Orphan Run 2013 is in the works and is scheduled for Friday, May 31st, 2013 at Stone Canyon neighborhood in Owasso, OK. You don't want to miss out on this great opportunity to raise money for orphans in Uganda! Stay tuned for more details!

Update on Orphan Run 2012

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Orphan Run on June 1, 2012! On-line race results can be found here and pics from the run can be seen on the Project Hope Worldwide facebook page here.

Amazingly, we had over 1,000 registrants for our event - practically unheard of for a "first time race". Thanks to your generous giving, construction will take place soon on another home at Calo Me Lare (a.k.a. "Village of Redemption"), the orphanage that Project Hope Worldwide built in Lira, Uganda. The home will house eight children and one widowed house mother - providing them hope for a better future.

Now that you know about Project Hope Worldwide, your family might like to consider sponsoring a child living at Calo Me Lare. When you sponsor a child, you actually have the chance to develop a relationship with them half a world away! You can send them letters and small gifts - and they always write you back. Your contribution provides them shelter, food, schooling, and medical care.With child sponsorship, you not only help the child you are sponsoring, but your family is blessed, as well. As we see what little they posses, yet they are very happy, it teaches us to be content and thankful for what we have and you feel joy knowing that you are truly making a difference. 48 children are now living at Calo Me Lare and 16 more are getting ready to move in this fall. There is a huge need for child sponsorships, so please consider this for your family. Sponsorship levels begin at $19 a month and go up. For more information, please go here.

 See you next year for Orphan Run 2013!

"Your hand, Your help, Their hope!"

Important Updated Info on Tonight's Orphan Run...

In the Orphan Run race packets, you will find your race bib #, t-shirt & safety pins (for pre-registered 5k-ers), and sponsorship info & goodies. At tonight's race, participants will need to stop by the chip table and pick up their assigned chip. Your time will not be recorded without the chip so please be sure to arrive early to allow time to pick that up before the race. Timeline is hosting our race and that is how they prefer to pass out chips, vs. putting them in the packets. They say it prevents people from forgetting them the night of the race. Thank you for your patience & cooperation!

When you arrive at Stone Canyon (177th and 76th street in Owasso), you will be directed to park in the parking lot west of Stone Canyon Elementary. Please allow time for this as you will have to walk a short distance to the registration tables just south of the school. (An arrival time of 5:30 or 6 pm should be appropriate.) The 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 6:30 pm and the 5K will begin at 7pm. There is a slight chance of rain tonight; however, the race will continue unless there is lightening in the area.

Be sure to stop by the vendor booths - Project Hope Worldwide, Arubah Community Clinic, CrossFit Primus, Girly Me Missions, and Chick-fil-A will all be there.

Please plan on staying for the fun family-friendly entertainment after the race! Pack your lawn chairs and blankets and bring jackets for unseasonably cooler temps! Enjoy the sounds of Kirkland Field, savor the delicious food by Trails End BBQ, and cool off with yummy shaved ice by IceCrystals. Kids, be sure to say "hi" to the Chick-fil-A cow, snag a free sandwich and pick up coupons for a free cookie!

Being our first race, when we first started planning the Orphan Run, we thought we might be able to get about 200 runners but 500 was our "big dream goal". Excitement built over the Run, word spread, and thanks to you, we are now expecting between 700-800 runners! Thank you so much for helping the Orphan Run become such a huge success and for giving orphans in Uganda hope for a better future. We look forward to making this an annual event and we hope to see everyone again next year!

Now let's get out there and have some fun - all for a great cause!

"Your hand,
Your help, 
Their hope!"
Orphan Run 2012 
Friday, June 1st
1-Mile Fun Run @ 6:30 p.m.
5K @ 7 p.m. (Only those pre-registered for the 5K are guaranteed a t-shirt)

The Orphan Run is a family-friendly event and will feature food, entertainment, and fun for all! Runners are encouraged to put together teams - 4 runners/walkers minimum p/team including the team captain.  The following prizes will be awarded to the THREE Team Captains with the most runners...

1st prize: $100 gift certificate to Tulsa Runner and an hour massage provided by Donna House, LCMT
2nd prize: $75 gift certificate to Tulsa Runner and a pedicure provided by Tara with Uptown Salon
3rd prize: $50 gift certificate to Tulsa Runner and a pedicure provided by Tara with Uptown Salon

Each team is assigned an orphan that they will represent who is currently living at Calo Me Lare - an orphanage built by Project Hope Worldwide and opened last year in February 2011. We currently have 92 team captains and are looking for 8 more to help us reach our goal of 100! If you are interested in being a Team Captain, please e-mail Jeanette Hudgeons at jhudgeons07@hotmail.com.

We are also looking for sponsors to help us cover our expenses so more funds can be channelled directly to the orphans. If your company or organization is interested, please contact Craig Bartel at 580.794.9933 or craigbartel@msn.com.

Sign-ups are now available on-line. Click here to register today! (On-line Registration will end at noon on Thursday, May 31st.) Because this is an officially sanctioned race, we apologize but no strollers will be allowed in either race.

We are excited to announce that entertainment will be provided by Kirkland Field - an amazing, local band that plays pop, rock, and dance hits from the 70's to today. Post-race entertainment will also include shaved ice by IceCrystals, a rock climbing wall provided by the U.S. Army, inflatables, Chick-fil-A sandwiches, and AwEsOmE BBQ by Trails End. It's sure to be a fun night for all ages so we hope everyone can stick around after the race!

* Project Hope Worldwide, an Owasso, OK-based non-profit organization, has built an orphanage and school in Lira, Uganda. Proceeds from this Run will go directly towards meeting the needs of these orphans providing them food, clothing, education, and a loving home.

For more information on Project Hope Worldwide, please go to http://projecthopeworldwide.org.

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