Dalton Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk

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

The Story

EVENT DATE: Jun 02, 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.

Race Details


Location: Dalton Elementary/Middle School, 250 North Church Street, Dalton, OH 44618


Time: 5K starts at 9:00 am. Registration opens at 8:00 am.


Fee: Early-bird registration of $25 until May 2. After May 2, registration is $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. Register early to guarantee t-shirt size!


Post-Race: Stick around afterwards for free adjustments by Ressler Spine & Rehab! 


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.

  • Living Water Church & Wenger Pipeline
  • Jim's Auto Repair & Transmission; Geiser Electric; Gerber Poultry; BellStores; Deco-Crete                       Supply; Dan Himes Masonry; Kristen Kiko, Realtor; and ProVia
  • CrossFit Orrville, WhiteFeather Meats, Ressler Spine & Rehabilitation, Lind Media, TKM Print               Solutions, Tadoerfler Creates, and P Graham Dunn


Race Host: The Dalton Aruna Run is organized locally by Jen Doerfler. For questions about the run, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor, contact Jen at jen@lwchurch.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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