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RefugePoint World Refugee Day 5K

Mon June 17 - Sun June 23, 2024

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RefugePoint World Refugee Day 5K

$35 Registration ends June 23, 2024 at 11:59am EDT

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Join RefugePoint in celebrating World Refugee Day 2024 with a virtual 5K! Run, walk, row, swim, or bike - participate in whichever way is best for you!

When: Monday, June 17th - Sunday, June 23rd.
Where: Anywhere in the world!

Why: Since 2005, RefugePoint has assisted over 141,000 refugees in accessing resettlement and other pathways to safety, with a focus on those who are chronically underserved by traditional humanitarian response: such as women, children, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. We envision a world where ALL refugees can safely build stable, connected, and thriving lives. With an alarming 130 million people expected to be forcibly displaced or stateless by the end of 2024 (UN Refugee Agency), the need for action is urgent. We need your help to support the programs necessary to assist those facing extreme vulnerabilities and amplify their individual stories. Help us support 100,000 more by registering for our virtual 5K today and helping us raise awareness and funds.

 

Theme: Every minute, 20 people are forced to flee their homes due to war, violence, and persecution. Often, they'll travel hundreds of miles to reach a safer country, bringing only what they could carry. Once they arrive, they'll be known as a "refugee"—a title that threatens to define their existence indefinitely. But refugees are so much more than the labels placed upon them. They are mothers, fathers, dancers, cooks, music enthusiasts, bookworms, teachers, and doctors - people like you and me with hopes and dreams. As we celebrate World Refugee Day, we honor not just their status but the uniqueness of each individual. Hear from Bahati, a nurse in Nova Scotia and former RefugePoint client, as she celebrates the whole person that she is.

How: Join today by signing up as an individual and creating a personal fundraiser, or as a team to support RefugePoint's work!

Registration includes an awesome RefugePoint T-shirt for those participating in the United States who register by June 3rd. Rock your gear around the country and tag us while doing so! Let us know why you run for refugees and we'll share your photos and videos on our social media accounts. We'll also be announcing first place winners for individuals and teams who raise the most money. 

 

Want to gain a complimentary entry? Donate or fundraise $250 or more and we'll waive your entrance fee!

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