Running for Victory 5K in Eden Prairie, MN – Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 8:30 AM


Running for Victory 5K in Eden Prairie, MN – Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 8:30 AM

Please join your community in support of the 5th Annual Running for Victory,  a 5K fun run/walk to be held at Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie, MN on August 6, 2017 at 8:30 am. A worship service will follow the race at 10:00 am along with a free lunch at 11:00 am. The race is supported by Victory Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. Our goal is to raise money for our charity partner, Educate Tanzania, Inc. (ETI). Educate Tanzania partners with the most effective organizations in the world to bring education to Tanzania, specifically around agri-business and sustainable farming. Their first project is to build KARUCO – Karagwe University College. Check out more at Last year, our participants and sponsors presented ETI with a check for $3200!! To learn more about this great organization providing food, water, education and health to one of the neediest areas of the world, visit

The mission of Running for Victory is to support charities, locally and beyond, by bringing together our community in a healthy and fun activity. A free Kid’s 1K run will also be held to help motivate the next generation of active community members!

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration to sponsor our race and such an amazing local charity with a global reach! If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact

In the previous three years, Running for Victory and it’s participants have donated over $7000 to charities supporting local and global initiatives. ETI, Mission Balls, 363 Days, Lutheran Malaria Initiative and PROP have all benefited from this event! Please consider being a part of all this goodness!

You can register through the mail or in person by clicking here and printing and filling out the form. All forms can be returned to Victory Lutheran Church at 16200 Berger Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55347, Attn: Becky McCathie. You can also register and pay online by clicking here.  For questions please contact Jennifer in the office at 952-934-0956 or at

How can you make a tax deductible contribution to support Running for Victory 5K? Consider making a one time donation of $250 by July 1, 2017. This donation will get you TWO complimentary entries to the race ($50 value), and your name on the race t-shirt! Plus, the whole donation is tax deductible!! Race fees for individuals are not tax deductible, regardless of non-profit status. Remember that 100% of dollars leftover from supporting the race will go directly to our partner, Educate Tanzania. We need YOU to contribute, and thank you for considering to do so in this way!

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Victory Lutheran Church – June 12, 2017 – 1-7 PM

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Victory Lutheran Church – June 12, 2017 – 1-7 PM

We will be hosting a American Red Cross Blood Drive here at Victory Lutheran Church on June 12th, 201 at 1-7 pm. You can sign up to donate by clicking here. Or you can sign up on the signup sheet on the back kiosk in the church sanctuary. We will also need volunteers to help register the people donating and hand out juice and snacks to them as well.  Click here and sign up to volunteer.

The American Red Cross has changed the name of the double red cell donation to power red donation to find out more about this process click here.

There an option called RapidPass that speeds up the donation screening process. You can complete the donor questions from home or work, wherever you choose. Click here and check find out more.

LifeTouch Directory Pictures – Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, 24th

You can now schedule your photography session through LifeTouch by clicking here, you can pick your date and time. If you want help scheduling your time and date please let Jennifer know and she can help you. More info will soon be handed out and posted. Our dates are Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th. It is to your benefit to sign up as soon as possible to ensure the time and date you prefer.

We also need help with hosts for this event there is a signup sheet on the back kiosk in the sanctuary or you can signup online by clicking here. Your help is greatly appreciated!