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Team World Vision

Renaissance Church is almost ready to launch our training season for the 2020 Team World Vision group. We will run or walk the October 25th half marathon in Morristown to raise money for clean water and hope in Africa.

Join the team:

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

Support a fundraising match: contribute to World Vision’s U.S. Coronavirus Response

Group Runs: Every Saturday morning, June 27 (tentative) through October 24

Race Date: October 25, 2020

Race Location: Morristown, NJ (NEW FOR 2020!)

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 on October 25th 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.

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:

  • Tuesday, May 5th until funds run out  – fundraising matched!
  • TBD, online information meeting
  • Sunday, June 14 – Launch in services and (online) information meetings after each service
  • Wednesday, June 17, 8 pm – (online) Kickoff Party
  • Saturday, June 20 (tentative) – Gear fitting/gait analysis at Jack Rabbit Summit
  • Monday, June 22 – (base) training starts (just 20 minutes of run/walk)
  • Saturday, June 27 (tentative) – First group run at Briant Park, Summit
  • Monday, August 3 – (distance) training begins!
  • Sunday, October 25th – RACE DAY!

Other Resources:

Team World Vision Technical Assistance: 866-392-4453

Team World Vision General Information: 888-573-5433

Join our (free) Strava Group

Gear Guide (PDF)

Training Plan (also in your Team World Vision dashboard)

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

Walking a Half Marathon Plan

Course Map (coming soon)

Race Day Pack List (PDF)

Team World Vision fundraising incentives

About Team World Vision

More information:

Service Times:

Sundays (online)
Live: 9 & 11 am

More info:


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2 Kent Place Blvd
Summit, NJ 07901

Mailing address: PO Box 160
Summit, NJ 07902