Race to Raise Each Other Up 2014

Event Date

Sun, Mar 30, 2014


Washington, DC

About This Activity

The "Race to Raise Each Other Up" is held to raise awareness of Masinyusane's efforts to empower impoverished communuities in South Africa through education. Masinyusane, which is Xhosa (one of South Africa's native languages) for "Let us raise each other up," provides classes, extra-curriculars, leadership programmes, and tertiary support to some of the poorest schools in South Africa. Their mission is to empower students by providing educational opportunities with the hope that the educational/ occupational successes of these future generations will allow them to return to the impoverished communities where they were raised and help to "raise each other up." To learn more about Masinyusane visit http://www.masinyusane.org/.

This race is meant to be a fun experience for all participants to come out and support this amazing organization. Our means are limited and aside from the shirts that all registered participants will receive, we hope to provide Masinyusane with as much financial support as possible. Thus, additional expenses for road closures, timing chips, transportation, parking, etc. will not be provided- so don't expect anything fancy. Come out, run with us, and join us for a few post-race festivities.

To all of our friends and family around the world (including a couple of Bostonians who will be in the midst of a very hectic few months), who can not make it to DC on the 30, we still would like you to be a part of this event. We encourage you to go for a nice 3.1 mile jog (walk/ hobble/ crawl/ what have you) on the 30, and tell us about it via text/ phone/ social media #raiseeachotherup. If you sign up with us, we will send you a Race To Raise Each Other Up 2014 shirt, and your support will help this amazing cause!

Event schedule and times

9:00-10:00 A.M. - Arrive at 100 Capitol Yards to sign-in and receive race shirt and some pre-race instructions.

10:00 A.M. - Race to Raise Each Other Up 2014 Start.

10:30 A.M. - Post-race festivities begin!  After you finish your walk/ run join us for the post-race fun! Details will be given before the race, so don't be late!

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