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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

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. 

 

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. Registration opens at 7:00 am.

 

After-Party: Join us for a celebratory thank you party after you cross the finish line! Experience the true beauty and generous nature of the Indian culture by enjoying a diverse mix of food and activities. More details to follow. 

 

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. 

 

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. As well, awards will be given to the top male and top female finishers in each of the three races along with the male and female age group category winners in each of the three races. 

 

Race Contact: For questions about the run, after-party, or volunteering, contact Kathryn Macke at kathryn.braun@gmail.com.

 

Sponsorship Contact: For information about becoming a race sponsor, contact Ryan Berg at rberg@arunaproject.com or 513-313-1343. 

 

$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.