Virtual Race 2014

Coinciding with our first 5k race of 2014 in Troy, Ohio, our Virtual 5k Race on New Year’s Day allows participants to run or walk wherever they may be, inside or outside, on the pavement, trails, treadmill or track. New this year, we’re keeping the virtual race the entire month of January. So pick a day, and dedicate a 5k to ending slavery!

Registration fee: $25

Register for the virtual 5k:

All participants will receive an event t-shirt (fair trade and survivor-made from Freeset) and will be eligible for a door prize.

After completing 5 km (3.1 miles) on January 1st or any other day in January, participants will have the option submit their time online so they can compare their results with others. Submitting your time is not required in order to be eligible for a prize. It’s a virtual race, so we’re operating on the honor system. If you register for the 5k, we’ll trust that you will walk or run that distance.

Want more of a challenge? Since January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the U.S. you can spread awareness all month long by registering for our virtual mileage challenge. The objective is to run or walk as many miles as you can during the month. How many miles can you run or walk for survivors of human trafficking?

Submit your virtual 5k results

Supported Charities:

Fundraising Incentives: 

At each level achieved, you will receive the following:

$250 – 1 case of Make a Stand Lemonade plus a Lemon shirt

$500 – 1 Akun bracelet from the Somaly Mam empowerment store and a signed book by Somaly Mam

The top fundraiser will win a live chat with actresses and activists Shay Mitchell and AnnaLynne McCord.

Team Incentives:

In addition the race’s supported charities, teams will have a chance to win grants for their own organizations. The teams that will recruit the most paid participants will be eligible to win.

To be eligible for one of the grants, a team must recruit a minimum of 12 paid participants, and the organization that the team is supporting must be an active 501c3 organization involved in fighting human trafficking or injustice.

  • 1st place for most team members – organization will receive $1,000
  • 2nd most team members – $500
  • 3rd most team members – $250

Tiebreaker will be total team fundraising.


First United Methodist Church of Troy, Ohio

Make A Stand Lemon-Aid


Heather Evans Music

Saving Grace Jewelry

Saving GraceHolly Smith, Child Sex Trafficking Survivor


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