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Team Sahra

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owner profile imageTeam Sahra successfully completed 250km race and won team prize!
March 10, 2016

Dear supporters, We did it! On 20 February, Team Sahra's Arzoo, Kubra and Mahdi, together with international mentors Belinda, Connie, Cynthia  See more

THE STORY:

Completing an ultramarathon is an extreme challenge even with the best preparation. For three young athletes training in Afghanistan, it is almost impossible. For the last few months, Kubra, Arzoo and Mahdi have been battling insecurity, street harassment and pollution as they run through the streets and hills around Kabul. In February, they will attempt to become the first mixed gender team from Afghanistan to participate in a 250 kilometer / 155 mile, 7-day, stage race (www.4deserts.com/beyond/srilanka).

Kubra, Arzoo and Mahdi will race together under the name Team Sahra, which means ‘desert’ in Dari. The team was selected, trained, and supported by Free to Run, a non-profit organization that uses sport and fitness to empower women and girls from conflict-affected communities. 

The Team's race entries were generously sponsored by Racing the Planet / 4Deserts! But this fundraiser will go a long way towards covering the costs of Team Sahra's training and participation in the race... and inspiring athletes across Afghanistan! The funds raised will cover:

  • transportation stipends for training in the mountains around Kabul
  • plane travel
  • sports gear (shoes, training and race clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags and all of the mandatory kit!)*
  • food including halal dehydrated meals
  • medical appointments
  • insurance
  • Electronic Travel Authorizations
  • travel within Sri Lanka

All donations made to Free to Run are tax deductible in the United States! Free to Run is a registered 501(c)(3) charity in the US.

*Gear is being borrowed where possible

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To This Fundraiser

$1,420

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Casey Morgan

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Ben Case

     

  • Sarah BG

     

  • Connie

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Meagan Redman

    $50

  • Franziska with Mark, Cordelia and Edward

    $50

  • Venetia Piaz-Merino

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Adinda Claessen

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Teus

     

  • Heide Schneider

    $25

  • Dennis and Claire

    $100

  • Antonia Pereira de Sousa

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Charlotte Raux

     

  • Kit

    $50

  • Jemima, Ellis and Lolly

    $20

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28% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,420 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Jemima, Ellis and Lolly

Jemima, Ellis and Lolly

DONATION: $20

Congratulations! 4 years ago

Kit

Kit

DONATION: $50

Congratulations to Team Sahra! 4 years ago

Charlotte Raux

Charlotte Raux

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Antonia Pereira de Sousa

Antonia Pereira de Sousa

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Dennis and Claire

Dennis and Claire

DONATION: $100

Best of luck! 4 years ago

Heide Schneider

Heide Schneider

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Teus

Teus

Go for IT, Team Sahra. Good luck and light feet. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Adinda Claessen

Adinda Claessen

DONATION: $25

Luck to all! I will try to run 1/10... 4 years ago