Forever Home Run

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Lutheran Adoption Service and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church give you the 7th celebration of the Forever Home Run! The purpose of this event is to increase awareness about adoption and raise funds to support children and families throughout Michigan in finding their forever homes! Please visit our website at to learn more, register, volunteer, or donate.

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The Forever Home Run began in 2015 as a partnership between Lutheran Adoption Service (LAS) and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church to raise awareness and funding to support foster children waiting for their forever families. The in-person professionally timed Run will be hosted at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church on October 9th. This 5K course offers stunning fall views and a gentle winding path through beautiful Bloomfield Hills. Included on-site will be activities for children, families, and runners of all ages and skill levels. Our famed 1K Children’s Dress-up Dash is also back this year!

This year we also welcome back our virtual participants! If you are not ready to travel to our event site this year or love the convenience of supporting this mission from a distance, we welcome you to join the race virtually! Our virtual option makes it possible for you to run a 5K course of your choice anywhere in Michigan from October 8th – October 10th. Our participants got creative last year -- racing on a treadmill, running laps around the block, and even walking the 5K with their pets! This year, you can map out your course and even form your own small team. Virtual participants can send race times to our leaderboard and have pictures added to our photo page. Local teams are already forming in your area! 

Both the in-person and virtual race options are designed to fulfill our mission -  to raise much-needed funds that will benefit children awaiting a forever family, adoptive families of LAS, and program enhancement support that help a wide range of families annually.

2020 took a toll on our children and families during the pandemic. Encouraged by your support in 2020—and with great resolve to uphold our mission throughout 2021—our staff is grateful for the strength your involvement brings to meet the needs of these exceptional children and families.

Without Forever Home Run funds, what LAS programs and services are in danger of being cut or reduced?

  • Ability to provide clinical adoptive parent support groups, individual and family therapy, and additional post-adoption resources will be impacted
  • Program design focused on unmatched children would have to be scaled back, and innovations will be limited
  • Ability to meet the specialized child and family needs in real-time will be inhibited
  • Flexibility for provisions for children that allow children opportunities to explore individual interests (sports, hobbies, camps, etc.) generally available to children outside of the child welfare system that builds self-esteem, resilience, identity, and skills would also be limited.

Lutheran Adoption Service facilitates on average over 400 adoptions per year—in large part thanks to the generosity of our participants and sponsors. Please join us in 2021 for an event that makes a difference in children’s lives and their forever families. To learn more, visit us at!

5k Run/Walk (On-Site or Virtual)
Earlybird - $30 per person, now through 9/29/21
Pre-Race - $35 per person from 9/30/21 – 10/10/21
1k Children's Dress-up Dash
Earlybird - $15 per person, now through 9/29/21
Pre-Race - $20 per person from 9/30/21–10/10/21
5k begins at 9:00 a.m and the Dress Up Dash at 10:15 a.m
* Race times may be staggered depending on safety recommendations. 
5631 N. Adams Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

RUN or WALK Virtually
Starting Friday, October 8th at 7:30 a.m.-11:59 a.m. October 10th
Upload your results and photo on our registration site.
* Virtual participants registering before September 30th can select an option to have shirts and medals shipped to you directly. *

PACKET PICK UP available on October 8th from 2-4pm, at 5631 N. Adams Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Check in and registration starts at 8 am
5k price increases to $40 on race day, Dress-Up Dash increases to $20 on race day.
Event shirts guaranteed to those registered by September 10th.
All entries include a finisher medal as well as an event shirt.