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RUN FOR THE VILLAGE 5K July 14, 2018 Now register online!
RUN FOR THE VILLAGE 5KJuly 14, 2018  Now register online!

Race History and Information

Run for the Village has the mission of bringing together a community to support the ministry of Eden Children's Village. The first annual Run for the Village 5K walk and run took place on July 25, 2009. Thanks to the combined efforts of many businesses and individuals, this race has now raised nearly $60,000 for Eden Children's Village in Doma, Zimbabwe.


Eden Children's Village serves children at risk in the Makonde District of Mashonaland West. It was founded in 2000 by Kevin and Susan Fry, who are Christian missionaries from Goshen, Indiana. This ministry was formed and is kept running by partnership between Christians in Zimbabwe and the United States. The village exists to serve AIDS orphans by providing spiritual, physical, emotional, medical, and educational support in a Christian family setting. Eden Ministries also provides a free medical clinic to people in the area as well as a school, Eden Christian Academy, which was formed in 2005. To learn more about Eden, the ministry taking place there, or ways you can get involved, visit,


Interested in becoming an official sponsor of this year's race?

Contact the race director today by visiting the CONTACT page!

Lives changed at eden Children's Village

Evangelist and Church Planter

After coming to Eden at 11 years old, Anyway excelled in his education at Secondary and University levels and has returned to Zimbabwe to share the hope of Jesus that has transformed his life. Anyway is working on a Masters in Intercultural Studies and plans to embark on full-time church planting after 2 years of service to the youth of Eden. Anyway has the unmistakeable heartbeat of one touched by the love of God in Christ! His soul yearns to see other lost sheep find the life, freedom and purpose of knowing the Savior. 

Impossible Grace

Thrown in a blair toilet, Lucas should have died, but God had other plans for this little one! Someone heard him crying and dug down several feet through the parched, concrete-like African soil of the dry season to get him out of the toilet and save his life. Today, he’s healthy, happy and loved in a surrogate family. We praise Jesus for sparing this precious little life.

Excelling to Professionalism and Ministry

Pauline came to Eden as a very small girl. She’s overcome the adverse circumstances in which her life began and is studying to become and Actuarial Accountant, having succeeded at all levels of Secondary Education. Pauline also has a profound and unyielding call upon her heart to share the Good News of Jesus with lost souls. She plans to use Actuarial Accounting as tent-making for ministry in Jesus’ name. We are so proud of Pauline and the mature young woman that she has become.

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