World Race for Hope Troy 5k, New Year’s Day 2016 & January Virtual Race

The 9th annual World Race for Hope 5k will take place in Troy, Ohio on Friday, January 1, 2016. Proceeds from the event will go towards raising awareness and fighting human trafficking in the Miami Valley.  Charity partners for the event include BE FREE Dayton, Abolition Ohio and Oasis House.

Thanks to our sponsor, Up and Running, when you register you will be eligible for prizes during the first few months of registration. The September prize is a pair of shoes from Up and Running. Those registering for the Troy 5k (virtual race excluded) between 8/31 and 9/30 will be entered into the drawing.

In addition to the 5k in Troy, participants can run a Virtual 5k any time during the month of January (National Slavery Prevention and Human Trafficking Awareness Month). Register by 11/30 to receive a shirt by January.

Register for either the 5k or the Virtual Race here:



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Speaker Series & Fashion Show – 9/26/15

Free To Run Foundation is partnering with the Troy First United Methodist Church to present the Hope for the 21st Century Speaker Series, 2015 edition. On September 26, at First Place Christian Center in Troy, author Benjamin Skinner will talk about his experiences documenting human trafficking on five continents, as found in his book, A Crime So Monstrous.

Later in the day, UNCHAINED will present a fashion show with a focus on human trafficking. The models will be local females who will be cast at a casting call on August 29 in Troy. For more information about UNCHAINED’s fashion show, go to  If you have questions about participating, email

For more information, and securing free tickets or being a sponsor of the events, go to