Transformation Village Run for Hope

$26,586 of $10,000 raised

Calling All Runners!

Transformation Village will participate in the Biltmore/Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic at Biltmore Estate race on May 21, 2023!

“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
Heb. 12:1 (ESV)


About Transformation Village

Transformation Village residents get a fresh start and a place to heal – surrounded and supported by the love, trust, education and companionship that is given by our volunteers and congregations.

At Transformation Village, lives are transformed through counseling, training for living wage employment, and help with reintegration into the community. Residents receive health care, healing, hope, and a home. Within a year of arriving homeless at the shelter, 8 out of 10 guests find a good job and resettle into permanent housing. Not only that, 97% are still sober, housed and working two years after leaving.

You can help support our mission by sponsoring one of our runners or registering for the race yourself.


Your sponsorship helps serve the need in our community that ABCCM’s Transformation Village serves.

Biltmore/Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic

This race deserves to be on every runner’s bucket-list and will indeed be on every runners “best race” list. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Biltmore Estate was built for George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and holds the record of being the largest privately owned house in the United States. The Biltmore-Kiwanis Classic 15k and 5k races have been running on the estate since 1997 and act as the biggest fundraiser for Asheville’s Kiwanis Club.


OUR GOAL $10KHelp us achieve our fundraising goal by supporting a runner!

Our Goal $10k

Help us achieve our fundraising goal by supporting a runner!

Beverly-Hanks Realtors

Thank You!

Special thanks to Beverly-Hanks whose support has made this event possible. Thank you for all you do for ABCCM and Transformation Village!

Candice Meeks
Candice Meeks
TrV Featured Runner

Transformation Village Resident and mother of 2, Candice Meeks is winning her own race to overcome life threatening obstacles and build a new future for herself and her family. 

Sponsor Candice today for a better tomorrow

I came to Transformation Village facing a crossroads in my life, with a lot of work to do. I am a survivor of traumatic, sexual violence, and with counseling and intensive therapy I am doing the work to not let that event steer my life. I am taking back control. They say it takes a lot of courage to ask for help and when I did, I found more than I could imagine. Living at Transformation Village I am safe, in the company of new friends and surrounded by people who support my growth and recovery. The best part is that I can not only recover and let go of the past, but prepare for a successful future. My life is not defined by what happened to me, but by how I choose to invite positive change into my life, grow into my best self. Transformation Village is giving me the chance to make it happen.

Abba's Ambassadors

Double the Impact of Your Gift! 

When you sponsor a runner for Transformation Village, your donation goes directly to the ministry, and  the women and children it serves. Even more, ABBA’S Ambassadors has generously agreed to match every dollar you donate, up to $10,000!!. That means your gift goes twice as far! There’s never been a better time to give.  

Thank you from our hearts for your gifts that bring real change to our community.


Abba’s Ambassadors was formed in 2006, and since that time our organization has teamed with and supported missionaries in many parts of the world. A few years ago we began looking for a local ministry that we could team with, not just financially but also serve in person.  We have always had a heart for women and children so when we found out about Transformation Village (TrV), it was a perfect match. TrV offers women a way to escape homelessness to a safe place and also the possibility to transform their lives. Their success rates are amazing and Abba’s Ambassadors is honored to team with them.


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