Our New Ambassador!

We are excited to announce a new ambassador has come on board to support Free To Run’s mission of raising awareness of human trafficking and other injustices, and to inspire hope and advocate for change. Annabelle Dura is a dancer, writer, model and opportunity producer, who currently splits her time between Texas and New York City. Read more of this post

An Interview with Juli Accurso

This is day 4 of our 12 Days of Freedom series, and today we are sharing a short video about our ambassador, Juli Accurso. Juli became a Free To Run goodwill ambassador on January 1, 2015, and she is looking forward to another year of raising awareness in the running community about human trafficking.

Running for Freedom in Columbus

We are excited to announce a new program of Free To Run Foundation, supporting two of our Columbus charity partners in addition to our own initiatives for education and prevention in southwest and central Ohio. Team Free To Run is a marathon/half marathon fundraising team formed for the purpose of highlighting the tragedy of human trafficking that is occurring all over the world, but also to bring a message of hope as we work to empower new abolitionists and fund strategic prevention initiatives. Our spotlight event for 2015 is the Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon on October 18, 2015. Free To Run will be exhibiting at the expo the two days before the race, and at the post-race Celebration Village to engage participants and their friends and family on this critical human rights issue.

Also, we are thrilled and appreciative that our goodwill ambassador Juli Accurso will be coming to Columbus to run the half marathon for Team Free To Run. Juli will be in the middle of a busy fall racing season, but she didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to run for freedom in her home state of Ohio.

Juli is Determined to End Slavery.

Juli is Determined to End Slavery.

For more information about Team Free To Run, including how to register, go to the program overview page: https://freetorunfoundation.org/teamf2r-cbus15/. We hope you run with us, run for freedom, and take a stand against human trafficking.

Introducing our new Free To Run Ambassador

We are excited to announce a new program for 2015, the Free To Run Ambassador program. FTR Ambassadors will help promote our initiatives and raise awareness about social justice issues. Ambassadors will usually be runners or other athletes, but we will also look for opportunities to engage with celebrities, musicians, and artists.JuliWR4H

Our first FTR Ambassador is somebody well known in Troy, Ohio, where Free To Run is headquartered. She is a graduate of Miami East High School located just outside of Troy, and a 2014 graduate of Ohio University, where she earned Academic All America honors, and is one of the most accomplished track and field athletes of all time at Ohio U. She is currently living in Eugene, Oregon where she is training with Team Run Eugene. She has her sights set on qualifying for the 2016 Olympics. You can read more about Juli on her Bio page.

Welcome to the Free To Run family, Juli!