Kent Aruna Run 2018 - 5K Run/Walk
EVENT DATE: Oct 20, 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: Kent State University, 50 Midway Drive (Near Verder Hall), Kent, OH 44243
Time: 5K starts at 8:00 am. Walk-up registration opens at 7:00 am.
Fee: Early-bird discount of $25 until 9/22. After 9/22, price is $30.
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 be guaranteed a t-shirt!
Teams: Teams are welcomed and encouraged. Team formation will occur at the end of registration with the options to create or join a team.
Impact: Because of our generous sponsors offsetting the cost of the event, 100% of the money raised from entry fees and donations will go directly to help free, empower, and employ the women we serve.
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.
Race Host: The Kent Aruna Run is organized locally by Justin Dodson with Kent State Cru. For questions about the run, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor, contact Justin 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.