Run for Hope 2018

Run for Hope 2018 is a 5K run/walk (USATF-certified) through Downtown Orlando, plus a one mile stroll around Lake Eola.

Medals and t-shirts will be given to all participants (while supplies last, and t-shirt sizes are limited in quantity, register early!)

Prizes will be awards to top runners

Post-event party at Lake Eola Park's International Plaza

Run for Hope 2018 is a benefit for The Faine House, a program of Children's Home Society of Florida.

Thank you for supporting the 2017 Run for Hope!

THANK YOU for your participation and support of the 2017 Inaugural Run for Hope benefiting The Faine House, a program of Children's Home Society of Florida!


We hope you had a wonderful time and wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support and donations! Our total surpassed our first-year goal and to date, $63,000 has been raised for the young men and women living at The Faine House!


Hats off and big kudos to the following individuals and teams that raised thousands of dollars to change lives in our community.

Kelly O’Donahoe from WELBRO Building Corporation and Jeff Forrest at Winter Park Construction take our top individual awards raising an amazing $11,062 and $9,138 respectively.  It was incredible watching their totals climb as they asked friends and colleagues to support their efforts.  We are excited to announce that because of their amazing efforts both Kelly and Jeff will receive our top fundraising prize (Dinner/Lunch with Jeff Faine and Magic tickets). Tiffany Payne-Geyer from Baker Hostettler placed third with $1,995. Thank you for going above and beyond this year Kelly, Jeff and Tiffany!


In the team’s category, WELBRO Building Corporation took first place at $13,317! Wow! And Winter Park Construction took second with $10,543 in donations and support, and coming in third is Team Happy Feet for Faine House, Randall Mechanical with $5,105 in donations. BSS (Behavioral Support Services) and Team Chardonnay round out the top five. Great job to all the teams! We are so thankful for your generosity and amazing teamwork!


The 5K Run for Hope website is open until January 31st for any last-minute donations. .  Your donations do so much to help our former foster children transition to excellence! And we couldn’t do this without YOU!


Our sponsors were critical to our success this year.  THANK YOU to our title sponsor, Behavioral Support Services! Our three presenting sponsors:  Elevation Financial Group L.L.C., Celebration Restaurant Group: CFL Pizza and BRAVO Foods, and Randall Mechanical. Our gold sponsors:  Winter Park Construction, IBERIABANK, 4Rivers and The Coop, and Liberty Investment Properties. Our silver sponsor Orangetheory Fitness and our bronze sponsor BB&T Insurance Services! Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors for your support and commitment!


Our in-kind donors and sponsors kept our expenses lower and help promote this year’s event:  Pete Downing, BJ’s Wholesale Club, 103.1 the Wolf, I’M Scotty B, Kona Brewing Company, XL 106.7, Michelob Ultra, and FM 96.9 the game. Thank you all for your major generosity!  And a special shout out to our food trucks that were there – Da Kine Poke, Burger Lab, Little Blue Donut and Munch Organics.


Congratulations to our top male and female finishers:  Male category – Mark Kirkikis at 17:44:53, Jason Bristol at 19:55:34 and Mike Morley at 20:07:41.  Female category – Kelly Arribas at 19:43:13, Ashley Judge at 23:24:34 and Stephanie Carli at 23:45.  If you are interested in your race time results for the inaugural Run for Hope, please visit


Since this was our first 5K, we appreciate any and all feedback to make the event better for next year.  Please provide your feedback or suggestions to  If you would like help in planning next year’s event, let us know as well!


And finally, several of participants asked about our 7th Annual Evening of Hope Gala at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel on March 4th.  This Mardi Gras themed gala has more than 500 guests and is a great celebration.  For more information about individual tickets, tables sales or sponsorships, please visit