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/