Running for Victory 5K

6th Annual Running for Victory 5K/1K Fun Run – Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM – Worship Service 10 AM

New this year a Virtual Participation option, for those who can’t run in person. Sign up for the race and select off-site participation. You will get your shirt mailed to you, and you can do your own self-supported 5K wherever you may be on 8/5/2018! VLC and our charity partner, ETI, have a global reach and we know how important it is for everyone to get to participate whether near or far.

Please join your community in support of the 6th Annual Running for Victory, a 5K fun run/walk and Children’s 1K fun run to be held at Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie, MN on August 5, 2018 at 8:30am. A worship service will follow the race at 10:00 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 was to help build KARUCO – Karagwe University College, which was officially dedicated in October 2017!! Truly a miraculous event! In an effort to continue to support the people of Tanzania, ETI’s new strategic focus on building Rural Opportunity Centers (ROCs) so students can continue to learn and be connected in their rural home communities. Learn more at Last year, our participants and sponsors presented ETI with a check for $2400!! To learn more about this great organization’s partnership providing sustainable 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

You can register through the mail or in person by Click 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 $200 by July 1, 2018. 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. We need YOU to contribute, and thank you for considering to do so in this way!