Run4Refugees

$1,715

 

34% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Story

BENEFITING: USA for UNHCR

Run4Refugees is a virtual half marathon (13.1 miles) scheduled the week of December 12-19 to raise money for the USA for UNHCR, an organization supporting the UN Refugee Agency's humanitarian work to protect and assist refugees around the world. USA for UNHCR strives to meet the needs of the world's most vulnerable people, building support and awareness in the United States for UNHCR's life-saving relief programs. Established by concerned American citizens, USA for UNHCR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
 

You can do this event anywhere—and you have a whole week to get it done! Please join us in helping to raise awareness and funding to protect refugees who are fleeing war and persecution and have no choice but to run for their lives.
 

How do I participate in a virtual run/walk?

Start with any distance, anytime and anywhere over the course of one week, December 12-19 – until you reach 13.1 miles. You can walk, jog, or run every day, every other day, or all in one day! You can do it outside, on a treadmill, at your gym, and indoor track, in your neighborhood or any other location you choose.
 

Keep track of your miles on your own, or use any fitness app to share your #Run4Refugees progress on social media (Map My Run, RunKeeper, Map My Fitness, My Fitness Pal
 

Why participate?

Events in recent years in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and South Sudan have left many without the most basic comforts we take for granted. With nearly 60 million refugees displaced worldwide, we're dedicating each mile we run to the humanitarian efforts of UNHCR. Relief is critical, and we're running toward a solution.
 

Teams and Fundraising

Participants can also choose to set up teams rather than fundraising as an individual. Teams can then track their progress as a group while contributing to the overall #Run4Refugees campaign.

To Set Up a New Team:

  • Select 'Set Up Your Fundraiser' at the upper-right portion of the event page, then 'Select Start Your Own Fundraiser' on the right
  • Enter your 'Fundraiser Title' which will be your Team Name, along with your Fundraising goal
  • Use the 'Manage Campaign' and 'Manage Team' tabs on your newly created team page to invite members, manage goals and post updates
     

To Join an Existing Team:

  • Select 'Set Up Your Fundraiser' at the upper-right portion of the event page, then 'Join a Team' on the left
  • Enter the team name, or a team member's name to search for the team you'd like to join

Running as an Individual Fundraiser:

  • Select 'Set Up Your Fundraiser' at the upper-right portion of the event page, then 'Select Start Your Own Fundraiser' on the right
  • Enter your 'Fundraiser Title' which will be your Name, along with your Fundraising goal
  • Use the 'Manage Campaign' tab on your fundraiser page to manage goals and post updates
     

Support UNHCR and join the campaign!

EIN: 52-1662800 • www.UNrefugees.org

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Sheehans Run4Refugees

Amount Raised:

$1,515

Team Organizer's Photo

RUN4REFUGEES

Amount Raised:

$150