Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk

Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk Photo
Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk Photo
Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk Photo
Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk Photo
Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk Photo
Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk Photo
Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk Photo
Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk Photo
Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk Photo
Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk Photo

The Story

EVENT DATE: Sep 29, 2018

Raise $25 = Special 5th Anniversary T-Shirt  
Every participant registered for the Champaign Aruna Run who donates or raises $25 through Crowdrise will receive a free, special 5th Anniversary Champaign Aruna Run t-shirt. Shirts will be awarded at the race on Saturday, September 29. There are unlimited quantities of the t-shirt available but only one shirt will be awarded to each qualifying participant. Race registration fees are not included in the $25 total. This promotion is presented by the Aruna Project. CrowdRise does not sponsor, endorse, or administer this Promotion.

 

Raise $250 = Free Ananya Tote!
Every participant registered for the Champaign Aruna Run who donates or raises $250 through Crowdrise by September 30 at 11:59 pm will receive a free Black Ananya Tote, hand-made by our Artisans who were freed, empowered, and employed by funds raised in previous Aruna Runs. To receive your tote at the race on September 29, the $250 must be raised through Crowdrise by Sunday, September 23 at 11:59 pm CDT. Participants who reach the $250 mark through Crowdrise after September 23 will receive their bags within two weeks after the race. There are unlimited quantities of the tote available but only one tote will be awarded to each qualifying participant. Race registration fees are not included in the $250 total. This promotion is presented by the Aruna Project. CrowdRise does not sponsor, endorse, or administer this Promotion.

 

Across the world, today, millions languish in sexual slavery. They are more than statistics; they are individuals, with hopes and fears, dreams and doubts. Apart from someone stepping into their need, young women like Reshma will never be free. 

 

We run to raise awareness of her need, to raise funds to secure her freedom through outreach programs, and to sustain her freedom through full time employment. When you run or walk in an Aruna Run, you run for a specific woman by name, like Reshma. You run for her freedom.

 

Race Details

 

Location: University of Illinois Arboretum, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61820

 

Time: 5K starts at 10:00 am. Walk-up registration opens at 9:00 am.

 

Fee: Early-bird discount of $25 until 9/16. After 9/16, price goes up to $30. One-hundred percent goes to free, empower, and employ!​

 

Giveaways: Each Aruna Run participant will receive a t-shirt and an Athletic Drawstring Backpack made by women who are now freed, empowered, and employed! Each finisher will also receive a 2018 Aruna Run finisher medal.

 

Teams: Teams are welcomed and encouraged. Team formation will occur at the end of registration with the options to create or join a team. 

 

Awards: Following the finish, we will be celebrating funds raised by awarding an appreciation gift to the individual and team who raised the most money for freedom. Awards will also be given to the top male and female overall race winners, as well as male and female winners of each age category. 

 

Sponsors: A big thank you to our generous sponsors for offsetting the cost of the event, ensuring that 100% of the money raised from entry fees and donations will go directly to help free, empower, and employ the women we serve.

 

Race Host: The Champaign Aruna Run is organized locally by Christ Community Church. For questions about the run, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor, contact Keilin Jahnke at keilin.jahnke@gmail.com.

 

$25 = 25 New Futures

 

If each 2018 Aruna Run participant raises $25, it can enable us to free, empower, and employ 25 women over the next year. That is a powerful, life-changing story to be a part of! 

 

So we encourage you to magnify the impact of your race participation by committing to raising $25. You can raise funds as an individual or create or join a team to get your friends, family, and co-workers in on the action. Challenging other teams to see who can raise the most funds is always a fun way to insert a little friendly competition into the mix.

 

Check out the Social Media ToolkitSample Email, and Fundraising Tips tabs below to jumpstart your campaign and get the donations flowing in.

 

There is Strength in our Freedom

The impact of your fundraisers is life-changing for the women we serve. Women like Priya who survived years of horrific abuse are discovering enjoyment and happiness in their new lives with Aruna. You can read the incredible stories of the previously enslaved women employed by the Aruna Project here.

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General Donations

Amount Raised:

$7,115

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Crowwood MC

Amount Raised:

$1,200

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Pickle the Beast

Amount Raised:

$996

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Leman MC

Amount Raised:

$575

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TEAM SHARP

Amount Raised:

$435

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St. Matthew

Amount Raised:

$250

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Team Millar

Amount Raised:

$210

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Starbucks

Amount Raised:

$185

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Webber St MC Team

Amount Raised:

$150

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Abbey's team for freedom

Amount Raised:

$125

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Stratford Park Bible Chapel

Amount Raised:

$120

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Aruna Run

Amount Raised:

$100

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ESL Teachers for Freedom

Amount Raised:

$100

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