The 3rd 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 about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Africa. In the spirit of this mission, we invite you to run, walk, or stroll with us on Saturday, November 14th at 8am!  We added the 1 Mile Fun Run Run/Walk so more families and children can enjoy the event!

If you prefer to register off-line, you can download the Printable Registration Form (PDF).

Interested in spreading the word? Share the printable race flyer and like us on Facebook!

Race Date                                               Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time 8AM Chipped Runners
8:10 Walkers and Strollers
Al Lopez Park
4810 N. Himes Street
Tampa, FL 33614
USATF certified course
 Packet Pickup Thursday, November 12th from 5-7 at Fit2Run, International Mall, Tampa

Or race day morning at Al Lopez anytime after 7AM

MusicSpiritFM We 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 14th!!
The Cause Our mission is to help those who are persecuted for their Christian faith, especially in the Middle East and Africa.  Proceeds for the this year’s 5K are going to Persecuted Christian families and children who are homeless living in refugee camps in the Middle East.  Most were displaced from Iraq and Syria over the past year.  They are in desperate need of food, shelter, security, medical care, and our daily 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.


Register Registration for Chipped 5K Walk/Run

  • $25 Pre-registration (until November 10)
  • $30 Registration (after Nov 10)
  • $20 Military
  • FREE for Kids younger than 10
  • Email us for Family and Group 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.

 Contact us at: or (202) 643-8588 for sponsor or registration inquires.



THANK YOU to our Gold & Silver Sponsors