Madison Aruna Run - 5K & 1-Mile 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.
Events: We're offering a 5K and 1-mile run/walk option.
Location: Brittingham Park, 829 W Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53715
Fee: Early-bird registration of $25 until August 31. After August 31, registration is $30. Kids ages 6-17 are $15 until August 31, then $20 thereafter. Children 5 and under are free (do not receive a t-shirt). Register early to be guaranteed a t-shirt. One-hundred percent goes to free, empower, and employ!
Times: Both the 5K and 1-mile start at 9:00 am. Packet pickup and walk-up registration opens at 8:00 am.
Teams: Teams are welcomed and encouraged. Team formation will occur at the end of registration with the options to create or join a team.
Race Giveaways: Each Aruna Run participant will receive a t-shirt (except children 5 & under), coupons from our sponsors, postrace refreshments, 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. Sign up early to guarantee t-shirt size and availability.
Prizes: Our sponsors have donated a variety of prizes for top fundraisers and fastest runners, along with several giveaways for everyone who runs or walks for freedom. Check 'em out here!
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.
Matt Winzenried Real Estate Partners
Harbor Athletic Club
Slave Free Madison
Klear Snow Removal
Race Host: The Madison Aruna Run is organized locally by Alex Pence. For questions about the run, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor, contact Alex at email@example.com.
$25 = 25 New Futures
We ask that each participant raise or donate at least $25 to help us reach our donation fundraising goal of $5,000. Raising this amount of money would enable us to free, empower, and employ 2 women over the course of a year.
Check out the Social Media Toolkit, Sample Email, Fundraising Tips, and Customize Campaign 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.