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What is the Oasis Virtual 5k Challenge?

The Oasis Virtual 5K is a challenge to our supporters to get active and get moving during this quarantine, from a place and time of their choice, all while fundraising on Oasis' behalf to help raise funds for our community of women and children suffering during these times.

When is the 5K and where will it be?

Register for free to walk, run or bike and pick any date between May 18, 2020 and June 15, 2020 to complete the 5K, from anywhere you'd like! Run from home on your treadmill or outside (please remember to follow all social distancing guidelines). When you complete your 5K, post a photo (or video!) to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #oasis5k and tag us @oasispatersonnj!

How do I fundraise for Oasis?

Participating in the race is free and fundraising is not mandatory but we hope you will! Once registered, a fundraising page will be created for you that you can personalize with photos, text, a fundraising goal and more. When your page is complete you can share on your social media pages and ask your friends and family to participate in the challenge too and/or donate to help raise crucial funds to support the impoverished women and children we are assisting during this crisis. Click here for instructions on how to easily link your RunSignUp page to create a Facebook Fundraiser!

What does Oasis do?

Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children is 501(3)(c) nonprofit located in Paterson, NJ. The mission of Oasis is to change the lives of women and children by breaking the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to feed, clothe, educate, and empower women and children in need. Learn more at

Message from Jennifer Brady, Executive Director

Life at Oasis since COVID-19

Since March 16, Oasis has operated as a grab & go meals and food distribution center. Monday through Friday, lines of women, children and men, waiting for food, stretch around the block. During pre-COVID19 days, Oasis would average about 750 meals a week. Since the start of the pandemic, these numbers have quickly soared to 6,000 meals a week. The pandemic is impacting impoverished families in a severe and disproportionate way.

Oasis 5K T-Shirts

Even though we're virtual, you can still get some swag. Check out our store and purchase your official Oasis 5K T-Shirt! Fundraisers who raise $500 or more will receive a free t-shirt.

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Top Individuals (54)

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Jennifer Brady

$1,464.00 raised of $1,000.00

Aida Flores de Leon

$1,016.54 raised of $1,000.00


Krisi Behrens

$975.00 raised of $500.00

Merrily Main D'Arpino

$865.00 raised of $500.00

Melissa Downing

$815.00 raised of $350.00

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RCC Family

$1,500.00 raised of $2,000.00

CrossFit SOAR

$605.00 raised of $500.00


Casey Family

$0.00 raised of $500.00

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