About R(un) for One

Though we hope this year’s R(un) is a fun chance to get outside with friends and family, we also hope it’s a chance to focus on the (un)adopted — specifically ways to sponsor an individual child. We ask that you pray for the vulnerable around the world and consider choosing one child through our sponsorship programs to run for and to sponsor throughout the year. Your $30 a month donation helps provide many things for the children in our Pakistan, Uganda, and India programs — things like the ability to communicate for the first time in sign language; daily nutritious meals; a comfortable and safe place to call “home;” and the chance to hear about their Heavenly Father and know Him on a personal level. In these ways, your child sponsorship makes an eternal impact


Your Impact

100% of the proceeds will benefit (un)adopted's work around the world. This varies in each of the 16+ countries where (un)adopted serves, but a few things remain priority — making the name of Jesus known and empowering the local church to care for the more than 140 million children that are fatherless.

(un)adopted provides international churches with necessary resources and trainings to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of vulnerable children in their community. By empowering the local church and community to care for the vulnerable, (un)adopted seeks to holistically care for children in their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs. Through this work, stories are redeemed, lives are transformed, and the gospel is made known.

Thanks to all of our generous sponsors!

Started in 2011, the R(un) for One 5K is a family-friendly annual event where Lifeline Children’s Services' alumni families, friends, advocates and community partners gather together to raise awareness and funding for vulnerable children around the world.


Through (un)adopted®, Lifeline’s international orphan care ministry, vulnerable children are receiving love and care, enrolling in schools, learning life skills and hearing the hope of the gospel. Each year’s run focuses on a different country where (un)adopted serves. This year’s run will highlight the 140 million orphans worldwide.

Join us on Saturday, August 28th!​

Visit your individual location page for more details!

Download our 8 week training program here.


Don't see a city near you? Round up your community and run anywhere with our R(un) Where You Are option. By running/walking with us, you're helping support Lifeline in loving, serving and partnering with local ministries overseas.