World Race for Hope Columbus 5k+ – April 9, 2016

Results: https://runsignup.com/race/results/?raceId=15936#resultSetId-32472

Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/FreeToRunFdn/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1059382600772138

Finish Line Video: https://youtu.be/-BTvujpl79Y

Our 2017 race will be announced on Columbus Marathon weekend.

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Join us at Scioto Audubon Park near downtown Columbus for our 5th annual World Race for Hope Columbus. Our 5th annual race will be a 5k+, actually 4.1 miles instead of 3.1. There is also a free, untimed 1 mile walk option.

When: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10:00 am

Where: Scioto Audubon Park, Columbus, Ohio

How:

Online Registration: https://runsignup.com/worldraceforhopecbus

Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for 18 and under (prices increase by $5 after 3/6)

Register by 3/6 to be guaranteed a race shirt.

You can also create an online fundraising page to help raise funds to support our charity partners and the fight against human trafficking in Central Ohio.

Why: To make a difference in the fight against human trafficking.

The race supports Free To Run’s awareness and advocacy initiatives, as well as the following Columbus-area charity and social enterprise partners:

  • Freedom a la Cart
  • Gracehaven
  • UNCHAINED
  • OneVOICE4freedom
  • Out of Darkness Columbus
  • We Are Cherished Ohio
  • Legacy Candle
  • She Has A Name Cleaning

In 2016, go the extra mile to fight trafficking!

Packet Pick Up & Race Day Schedule

Friday, April 8, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Optional Early Packet Pick Up at Columbus Running, 765 N. High St.

Saturday, April 9 – Scioto Audubon

8:30 am – Check-in & Same Day Registration Starts

9:55 am – Pre-race Announcements

10:00 am – Race start

Sponsors

Ohio Christian University

Please contact us for sponsorship opportunities.

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.

2015 World Race for Hope Columbus Results

It was a great morning to run/walk in Columbus to raise awareness of human trafficking. We had a big turnout, making this the most successful race in Columbus in our first four years.

You will find the results posted here:

https://runsignup.com/race/results/?raceId=15936#resultSetId-6957

Link to Race Pictures (credit to Prophocey and Real Music Media)

Join the Movement to End It

Friday, February 27 is Shine a Light on Slavery Day, which is part of the campaign by End It Movement to raise awareness of modern slavery around the world. Those who wish to join the movement are encouraged to mark a Red X on their hands, post a picture on their social networks, and tell people why they are joining the movement.

JuliEndIt

Free To Run Foundation is encouraging its supporters to join this movement. When posting your picture, in addition to using the hash tag #enditmovement, also tag #free2run and our applicable social media profile on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

To show our support for Shine a Light on Slavery Day, we are offering a discount code for our 4th Annual World Race for Hope 5k Columbus. By using the code ENDITCBUS, you can save $5 off any of the registration categories (Adult, Child/Student, Virtual). The code is good through March 1st. To register, go to the registration page.

World Race for Hope 5k – Columbus, Ohio – March 21, 2015

Registration is open for our 4th annual 5k in Columbus, Ohio. We will be back again for the second year in a row at Scioto Audubon Metro Park, on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Register early to get the best price, and to be guaranteed an organic, fair trade race shirt (price increases on 2/23, and shirt not guaranteed after that).

Registration: www.signmeup.com/103746

***Online registration will close at 10 pm on Thursday, March 19***

Our charity partners for 2015 include:

Teams

There are several groups and organizations who have formed teams for the event. In the past we have had teams who all wore the same shirts so they could be identified together. There are no incentives or discounts for registering to be on a team. Offering teams is just a fun way for individuals to join together and support the event.

Current listing of teams available during registration:

CD4AP
CORRC
Freedom a la Cart
Freedomrunners
Future Abolitionists
It’s Go Time
Meadow Park Church of God
OneVOICE4freedom
OSU Social Work
S.O.A.P.
Stories Behind Their Eyes
Team “Do More Good”
Team F2R
The Roosevelt Coffeehouse
The Running Bandits
UNCHAINED
Vista Community Church
Volunteer Connections
Westerville Naz

Donations

This is the first year we haven’t offered a fundraising component as part of the event. While during the first three years, it was always a small percentage of individuals who actually did the peer-to-peer fundraising, but that small group of people usually raised a couple of thousand dollars. For the 2015 race, we wanted to have a quick and easy registration process, so we decided to take at least one year from encouraging individuals to have fundraising pages. We are still hoping we can get some donations that will go to our charity partners. If you wish to donate any amount of money to our Central Ohio initiatives, you make an online donation here: https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/FreeToRunFoundation/Cbus2015.

Final Instructions for Participants

Early Packet Pickup

We are pleased to announce that an optional early packet pickup will be available on Friday, March 20, between noon and 8 pm, at Columbus Running Company’s Short North location. The address is 765 N. High St, south of Hubbard.

You will be able to get your bib, which contains the timing chip and the race shirt, if you registered in time to be guaranteed a shirt. If you are not able to make it to the store on Friday, then you can get your chip and shirt before the race starting at 8:30.

Shirt Availability

The deadline for registering in order to be guaranteed a shirt was February 23. Since we buy our shirts from Freeset in India, we need a longer lead time to order and receive the shirts. At the time the deadline passed, we communicated that we would order extra shirts, so if you registered by March 11, we will have a shirt for you, which you can get either at the early packet pickup or before the race. If you’re not on the guaranteed list, there should be some shirts left, but please check back at the registration table after the race on Saturday.

Directions to Race

Scioto Audubon is located in the Brewery District at 400 Whittier St., just south of the downtown area. When you enter the park on Whittier, you’ll pass a couple of park buildings on the right, then you will turn right on Maier to go towards the climbing walls.

Race Day Schedule

8:30 Same day registration and packet pick-up begins

9:55 Start line comments (Representative from Office of the Governor)

10:00 Race Start

11:00 Post-race comments

11:05 Awards (Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female Finishers) & Door Prizes

Abolition Weekend in Columbus – July 19 & 20, 2013

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Announcing Abolition Weekend, from one of our charity partners Doma.

Learn how YOU can make a difference right here in Central Ohio. Attend either one or both events!

On Friday July 19th, Doma will host Eat UP! – an artisan food adventure, a traveling dinner party. Each month’s Supper Club has a secret location featuring a spirited, multi-course meal, with paired drinks and lively conversation for only $50. This is a fun opportunity to experience Freedom’s finest fare–local and seasonal food, fresh out of the kitchen while networking with other local abolitionists.

On Saturday July 20th, Doma will host the 1 Day Abo U. You will hear from the leading experts on human trafficking in Ohio, prevention strategies, and innovative solutions. Breakout sessions will inform participants on how to spot a predator, how to educate our families and communities about unsafe people without instilling fear, and more. Topics include:

Supply and Demand Understanding underground red-light districts Action and Advocacy Rescue and Restoration Stories from the Frontlines Vulnerability and Recruitment Protect and Prevent in your family

Conference Fee: $49. This includes refreshments, a boxed lunch prepared by Freedom a la Cart, and childcare.

For registration information, visit: http://www.domaconnection.org/empowering-women/restoring-survivors/abolitionist-u/