Wonfel Run for the Better Future

5K, 1K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Nov 2, 2019

9:00 AM5K/1K Fun Run
Kids Run


10200 Sligo Creek Parkway
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Online registration ends on:
Fri, Nov 1, 2019 6:00 PM EST


Activity Price

5K/1K Fun Run

  • $40

Kids Run

  • $25

Virtual Run

  • $40

About This Activity

Are you ready for a fun and family oriented day? Or wanted to burn a few calories? Please join us for the 1st Wonfel Aid (ወንፈል) 5K/1K family charity run themed “Wonfel Run for a Better Future”. This historic event will be highlighted by the presence of the two renowned Olympic athletes Derartu Tulu and Hile Gebreselase.  Grab your running shoes and join us!  All proceeds benefit Wonfel’s boarding school projects designed to increase access to education in Ethiopia and reduce current high dropout rate. 

Discuss This Activity

Hosted by

wonfel AID INC

Wonfel (written as “ወንፈል” in Amharic) is a popular Amhara cultural practice with a core principle of giving back and that engages the community to accomplishing a challenging task. Wonfel AID is established to respond to the growing socio-economic needs of millions of Ethiopians; and its core focus areas are education and health. According to regional reports, educational coverage and quality is inadequate in many areas. For example elementary school enrollment may have improved over the last few years but the drop-out rate is alarming. Among those enrolled in elementary school, only 20% complete secondary school and only 5% manage to continue to post-secondary level education. Wonfel AID believes improving the quality of education through various interventions, and one approach is building boarding schools that will serve as a model for quality education, reduce drop-out rate and create opportunities for thousands.

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