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Team World Vision

Renaissance Church has launched our training season for the 2020 Team World Vision group. We will run or walk a virtual half marathon in New Jersey to raise money for clean water and hope in Africa. We are joining the Morristown Half Marathon virtual race.

Support the team: (select a specific runner from the Roster)

Support the team by volunteering: email

Group Runs: Every Saturday morning, June 27 through October 17

Impact Night: Friday, October 9, 7 pm (online, all are welcome)

Virtual Race Details: Saturday, October 24, 8 am – we’ll run as a group from the parking lot of Renaissance Church (spectators along the course are welcome!)

More information:

Help us change more than 2,000 lives in 2020! Our goal is 100 runners, walkers, and helpers on our team, raising more than $100,000. Just $50 brings clean water to one person in Africa. Join or support our team to make a difference! (To support a specific runner, find them in the Roster. And yes, many companies will match your donation!)

Our leaders have the time, training plans, and support to get you from your couch to the finish line in October and to help you fundraise. Our team is made up of all shapes, all sizes, all ages, all abilities! And for the small number of you that really can’t run or walk, you can still be a part of this team through many supporting roles. It’s a great way to meet other people in the church and be a part of something that shows God’s love in the world. You don’t have to attend Renaissance Church to be a part of our team; all are welcome.

In 2017, we partnered with World Vision (the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the world) and raised $43,000 (thanks to Ren Cares’ one-time match), which meant clean water for more than 800 people with 18 runners and walkers. In 2018, our team of 50 runners and walkers raised more than $72,000, bringing water to more than 1,440 people in Africa. In 2019, we raised more than $112,000, bringing clean water to more than 2,220! The 2017 through 2019 races took place in Brooklyn, but we’re moving to New Jersey this year with the Morristown Halloween Half Marathon. Race day can be anywhere since the race has switched to virtual.

For those that were involved in 2017, 2018, or 2019, whether you ran, contributed financially, or helped logistically, thank you. What you did truly is making a difference.

“And if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:10

Some important dates:

  • Saturday mornings, June 27–October 17 – Group runs (check our Strava or team emails for details)
  • Saturday, October 3 – The longest Group Run (10 miles, although we’ll give options for 11 and 12 later)
  • Friday, October 9 – Impact Night (online, all are welcome to hear more about the impact of Team World Vision and Renaissance Church’s part in their good works)
  • Friday, October 23 – Team Dinner
  • Sunday, October 24 or 25 – RACE DAY! Our team will run our last group run of 13.1 miles in Springfield

Other Resources:

Course for October 24 (coming soon)

50 Days/5000 Lives

Kickoff Party Recording

Team World Vision Technical Assistance: 866-392-4453

Team World Vision General Information: 888-573-5433

Join our Strava Group (you can choose the free version of the app)

Team World Vision Northeast Facebook Group

Gear Guide (PDF)

Training Plan (also in your Team World Vision dashboard)

I Am Because We Are Team World Vision Video

Team World Vision Group Run Guidelines

Catch-up Training Plan (also in your Team World Vision dashboard)

Walking a Half Marathon Plan

Sponsorship Credit Form

Race Day Pack List (PDF)

Team World Vision fundraising incentives

Team World Vision Jerseys

About Team World Vision

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Service Times:

Sundays (online)
Live: 9 & 11 am ET

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