Light of Christ is joining the Team World Vision to run/walk in the October 2018 Chicago Marathon raising funds for children throughout the world who do not have access to clean water.  

Six kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water—water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the world...last year they reached over 4.6 million new people with clean water. It takes just $50 to provide life changing water for one person. They do this through water projects that run in harmony with World Vision's other key areas of development:  health, education, food, and economic development.  The approach is to tackle the root causes of poverty, enabling children to experience the fullness of life.  World Vision works in nearly 100 countries and brings clean water to 1 person every 10 seconds. Learn more


On October 7th, 2018 we at LOC, along with other World Vision teams will be running/walking in the Chicago Marathon to bring hope for children who walk great distances every day to get water that is not even clean.  Each team member is training to perform the best marathon they can.  And they are raising funds for World Vision's Water Work.  You can join our team too!  Join Now


We are a part of the Algonquin Runners Team. 

Meets every Saturday from Apr 14-Sept 29 @7am (6am during the summer)

Towne Park 

100 Jefferson St.

Algonquin, IL 60102

Contact:  Anne Weinrich,

Check Facebook page for updates


If you want to gather your own small training group at your own schedule by all means get started. Our own Pastor Sharon Rogers has signed up and has begun her training! You do not have to train with the Algonquin Runners Group. Many people will be doing a walk/run program for the marathon.  This is an opportunity to get in shape for a fantastic cause.  Work with a fitness gym, work on your own.  Keep in touch with the Algonquin Runners Facebook page for gatherings and other updates.


We want to have an impact on children.

Water changes the lives of children.  They have better health, improved nutrition, and can go to school instead of spending the day fetching water.