Race Day


Learn About Funds Raised

What is Lace Up For Orphans?

There are more than 163 million orphans in the world today.  Although the statistics are staggering, together we CAN make a difference in the lives of many!

Please join us for this 5K Cross Country Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk to help raise funds for Mission: Hope, an orphan care ministry at Oakwood Church.

Who: You, your family and friends!
What: A  run/walk to benefit orphans locally and globally
When: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Where: Lake Country Lutheran High School, 401 Campus Drive, Hartland, WI  53029 (NE corner of Hwy 16 & Hwy 83)
How: Run or walk...or just hang out at the post race celebration! (Includes snacks, beverages, music, raffle prizes and kids' activities.)


Entry Fees (all entry fees are non-refundable):

Ages 13 & Older: $25 each by October 20 (includes a t-shirt)
  $30 each after October 20 (no t-shirt)
  $35 on race day, November 9 (no t-shirt)
Kids 5-12: $15 each (includes a t-shirt if registered by October 20)
Kids 4 & Under: Free

For registration on Saturday, November 9, click here.

To speed up packet pick-up, you may choose to print out the release of liability form & bring completed for each participant.  Please be sure that anyone under 18 has their parents sign the release form.

Are you able to help us raise additional donations? Use this pledge sheet to ask family and friends to sponsor you in this run/walk!

Early Packet Pick-Up

Friday, November 8, 5-7pm at Oakwood Church (Map)

Race Day Schedule

9:15 AM Packet pick up at Lake Country Lutheran High School
10:00 AM 5K Cross Country Run Start, course contains hills
10:15 AM 1 Mile Family Fun Walk Start, course not conducive to strollers
10:45 AM Indoor Post-race Celebration! Includes snacks, beverages, music, raffle tickets and prizes, and kids activities
11:30 AM Raffle winners announced!

Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer, please email [email protected] or contact the Oakwood Church office at (262) 367-1212.

Corporate Sponsorships

For more information on how you or your business can support this race, please read this letter.

Tax Deductible Giving Information

All donations above and beyond the entry fees are tax deductible.  (Two options)

Option 1: To make an online donation only, click here.

Option 2: Please make your check payable to Oakwood Church and send to Oakwood Church, ATTN: LACE UP FOR ORPHANS, 3041 Oakwood Road, Hartland, WI 53029. Along with your check, please include a note stating: DONATION TO LACE UP FOR ORPHANS ONLY. Do not write this on the MEMO line of your check.

NOTICE:  Since financial gifts are tax-deductible, Oakwood Church must have complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.  If you have questions, please contact the church office at (262) 367-1212.

This year, Mission: Hope is focusing its Lace Up for Orphans fundraising on two causes: one local and one global.

Locally, we will support the Royal Family Kids Camp of Waukesha County. This camp is for children in the foster care system who have been abused, neglected and abandoned.  It is a fun, safe summer camp where children participate in a variety of activities and build healthy relationships with caring adults.

Globally, we are partnering with Orphan Outreach to facilitate a Day Center for children who are aging out of the Jelgava City Orphanage in Jelgava, Latvia.  Many services will be provided to the young adults at the Day Center, including life skills training, mentoring, employment help and BIble studies.

On Race Day, we all get to be proof of HIS love for children around the world!

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth” (1 John 3:18)