Blacksburg Aruna Run 2018


Event Date

Sat, Mar 24, 2018


Blacksburg, VA


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Blacksburg Aruna Run 2018

$32.64 $32.64 Closed

About This Activity

What: Blacksburg Aruna Run 2018.

Why: Run or walk for a specific enslaved woman by name to help bring and sustain her freedom. You will select a specific woman whom we, our staff, and our partners know by name. You will receive email updates about her as you raise funds and run to set her free. Run for Khushboo. Run for Fathima. Run for Mamja. Run for so many others. Run for Their Freedom.

Impact: Because of our generous sponsors offsetting the cost of the event, 100% of the money raised from entry fees and donations will go directly to help free, empower, and employ the women we serve.

Time: 5K starts at 9:00 am. Registration opens at 7:30 am.

Parking: Parking is available in the Smithfield Road or Duck Pond Road lots.

Giveaways: Each Aruna Run participant will receive an Athletic Drawstring Backpack made by women who are now freed, empowered, and employed! Each finisher will also receive a 2018 Aruna Run finisher medal.

Teams: Teams are welcomed and encouraged. Team formation will occur at the end of registration with the options to create or join a team.

Fundraising: Fundraising is completely optional but highly impactful as 100% of funds raised go directly towards the cause of freeing, empowering, and employing. If each 2018 Aruna Run participant raises $25, it can enable us to free, empower, and employ 25 women over the next year! You will be able to set up a personal or team fundraising page at the end of registration.

Awards: Following the finish, we will be celebrating funds raised by awarding an appreciation gift to the individual or team who raised the most money for freedom. As well, an award will be given to the overall male winner and overall female winner.

Race Host: The Blacksburg Aruna Run is organized locally by Rebecca Lansford of Virginia Tech Cru and the Indian Student Association. For questions about the run, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor, contact Rebecca at

Donations: Donations can be made on the official Blacksburg Aruna Run 2018 Fundraising Page. You can choose to make a general event donation or donate specifically to an individual's or team's fundraising campaign.

Refund Policy: No refunds.

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