Champaign Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk
EVENT DATE: Sep 29, 2018
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.
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.
- Christ Community Church & Campus Property Management
- WestPoint Financial Group & Horace Mann Insurance
- Remax, Craig Buchanan & Second Cup Studios
- FarmAfield & Granular
- Untapt & Stratford Park Bible Chapel
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
$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 Toolkit, Sample 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.