Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk

Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo
Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo
Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo
Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo
Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo
Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo
Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo
Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo
Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo
Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo
Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo
Cincinnati Aruna Run 2018 - 5-Mile, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Run/Walk Photo

The Story

EVENT DATE: Sep 03, 2018

Online registration is closed, but you can still run or walk for freedom on Labor Day! Here are two more ways to register:
Packet Pick-Up: Register at packet pick-up this Saturday, September 1 at Blue Ash Fleet Feet (9525 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242) from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Receive 20% off non-sale apparel purchases made at Fleet Feet during packet pick-up.
Race Day: Walk-up registration and packet pick-up opens at 7:00 am.

 

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

 

Events: New this year! We're offering a 5-mile, 3-mile, and 1-mile run/walk option. The 5-mile and 3-mile courses will be bridge runs, offering scenic downtown views as you travel along both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the river. Click here to download course maps.

 

Location: Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

Fee: Early-bird discount until 7/23! 
5-Mile - $30 early-bird; $40 after 7/23
3-Mile - $25 early-bird; $35 after 7/23
1-Mile - $20 early-bird; $25 after 7/23
One-hundred percent goes to free, empower, and employ!

 

Times: 5-mile starts at 8:00 am, 3-mile starts at 8:30 am, and 1-mile starts at 9:30 am. Onsite registration opens at 7:00 am.

 

Packet Pick-Up: There are two options for picking up your packet:

 

- Saturday, September 1 from 9 am-12 pm @ Blue Ash Fleet Feet (9525 Kenwood Road Cincinnati, OH 45242). Family members or friends may pick up your packet for you. All registered participants will receive 20% off non-sale apparel purchases made at Fleet Feet during packet pickup.

 

- Monday, September 3 starting at 7:00 am - Race-day, on-site packet pick-up inside the lobby of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. 

 

After-Party: Join us for a celebratory thank you party after you cross the finish line featuring food, music, and activities. 

 

Freedom Center Access: Registered participants get free entry into the Freedom Center following the race -- just show your race bib. Non-registered friends and family members will get discounted tickets. 

 

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. 

 

Fundraising: Fundraising is completely optional but highly impactful as 100% of funds raised go directly towards the cause of freeing, empowering, and employing. If each 2018 Aruna Run participant raises $25, it can enable us to free, empower, and employ 25 women over the next year! You will be able to set up a personal or team fundraising page at the end of registration. 

 

What is fundraising without a little healthy competition?
The team who wins the fundraising competition will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of Paul Brown Stadium led be Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey.

 

The individual who raises the most money will win two free tickets to a Benals' home game. 

 

Click here to download the competition guidelines.

 

Awards: Awards will be given to the top male and top female finishers, as well as the male and female age group winners, in each of the three races.

 

Age Groups:

  • 6 & under (1-mile only)
  • 7-12 (1-mile only)
  • 12 & under (3-mile and 5-mile only)
  • 13-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

 

Sponsors: We are incredibly grateful for the geneorsity of our race sponsors. By covering the race expenses, they ensure that 100% of race registration fees and donations go directly to free, empower, and employ.

- WKRC 
- Cincinnati Enquirer
- Q102
- C.W. Production + Design
- Artisan Square Financial Group
- End Slavery Now
- Miller Valentine Group
- Taft Law
- OJM Group
- Bansal Construction
- MBK Law
- Platte Architecture 
- National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
- Fleet Feet
- ValuGard
- AllState
- Deeter Advisory Group
- Senour-Flaherty Insurance
- Bud Jones & Sons Landscaping
- Stagnaro Distributing
- Athleta 
 

Contacts: 

  • Race-related questions: For questions about the run, after-party, or volunteering, contact Kathryn Macke at kmacke@arunaproject.com.
  • Sponsorship: For information about becoming a race sponsor, contact Ryan Berg at rberg@arunaproject.com. 
  • Registration/Fundraising - For questions related to registration or fundraising, including technical assistance, contact Sarah Prud'homme at sprudhomme@arunaproject.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.

Team Organizer's Photo

We're Back!

Amount Raised:

$6,466

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Never-ending Grace

Amount Raised:

$3,310

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Free. Empower. Employ.

Amount Raised:

$2,000

Team Organizer's Photo

Freedom Walkers

Amount Raised:

$1,677

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Team Stuk

Amount Raised:

$725

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Team Bogan

Amount Raised:

$705

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Kathleen's Krazy Krew

Amount Raised:

$580

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Southworth/ Neff Family

Amount Raised:

$470

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Team Morton

Amount Raised:

$350

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We Got the Runs

Amount Raised:

$340

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Solaris

Amount Raised:

$325

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