Sun May 2 - Sat May 8
RaceJoy Ready
Join us on May 2nd to May 8th for a VIRTUAL Race. #RunUnRun2021
Place
Your neighborhood, your favorite trail, your treadmill or even your couch (no running required!)
Description

It’s time to lace up your running shoes and pave the way to hope and freedom for children in Maryland! Join us for a virtual 5k/10k Run, Family Fun Walk (1.6 miles) or #RunUnRun (couch/recliner option) to raise awareness about child sex trafficking and fundraise for Araminta Freedom Initiative’s mission to end this injustice. You are able to run wherever you would like (your neighborhood route, your favorite trail, even your treadmill), report results, share photos and much more. For an added experience, you will be able to download and run with RaceJoy. With the RaceJoy app your friends and family can follow your run and send you cheers along the way.  Let's demonstrate our whole community standing together against child trafficking.

The event is family friendly and appropriate for all ages. We invite those wanting to learn more about the subject matter to attend an AWAKEN: Araminta’s monthly Introduction to Human Trafficking Presentation (https://www.aramintafreedom.org/help-end-trafficking/aem-volunteer-training/)


Entry Fees (discount pricing for youth 11-15, 10 and under and Family Fun Walk):

5K:  $30

Children 11-15 years old: $25 (discount will be applied at check-out)
Children 10 and younger: Free (discount will be applied at check-out) Race T-shirt (a la carte): $15

10K:  $40

Children 11-15 years old: $35 (discount will be applied at check-out)
Children 10 and younger: Free (discount will be applied at check-out) Race T-shirt (a la carte): $15

UnRun Couch: $30 (couch/recliner option) #RunUnrun2021

Children 11-15 years old: $25 (discount will be applied at check-out)
Children 10 and younger: Free (discount will be applied at check-out) Race T-shirt (a la carte): $15

Family Fun Walk (1.6 miles):  $15 per family - Race T-shirt (a la carte): $15

*Children’s ages are considered as of the last day of the virtual race day, May 8, 2021.
** Registrations for 5K and 10K (11 years and older) include a Race Against Traffick cotton t-shirt.
***T-shirts are not included in the children and family fun walk fees. They can be purchased separately in youth or adult sizes

The last day to register for a guaranteed t-shirt size is April 30th by 3pm (after 4/23 everything will be mailed and delivery is not guaranteed prior to RACE Against Trafficking start date).

There are no refunds or transfers of entry given for this event.

RACE AGAINST TRAFFICK IS VIRTUAL FOR 2021


What is a virtual race? In short, you register for the event of your choice, decide how you want to participate and support Araminta in providing healing community to survivors of human trafficking. A virtual race can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. It has no official start line or finish line. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on a trail, or on the treadmill. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Since it’s a virtual race you will be able to avoid the crowds but still participate with hundreds of other people around the world! For our virtual event you can even participate in our #RunUnRun as part of our couch team!* There are options for everyone. So lace up those shoes, keep six feet away from everyone else and get moving!

Run Your Race and sign up for RaceJoy:

Normally we toe the starting line on Saturday morning, but with the virtual event you’ve got 8 days to run! You can run your race anytime between May 2nd and May 8th. Since we are giving out awards to our top overall and age group runners, be sure to take a screenshot of your running app, or picture of your smartwatch or treadmill if you think you could be a top finisher (we’ll need this to verify placements of award winners). We encourage all participants to use the RaceJoy app, where you can track your run, automatically submit your results, send and receive cheers to/from other participants! Click on the link to download the app!

Packet Pickup (receive your race package):

Registrations for the 5K, 10K and #RunUnRun (couch/recliner option) include a Race Against Traffick cotton t-shirt. Children 10 and under and Family Fun Walk participants have the option of purchasing a cotton t-shirt for $15.

You will have two options to pick up your race shirt:

Thursday, April 29th from 4-6PM (updated date)
Charm City Run Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Friday, April 30th from 4-6PM (updated date)
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Road #2
Timonium, MD 21093

Any shirts not picked up at these pickup sessions will be mailed to participants beginning on Tuesday, May 4th. Please note that you will not receive your shirt before the race if you do not attend an in person Packet Pick-up. You will have the opportunity to help us offset the shipping costs by donating $5 during the registration process.

Submit Results:

Runners will be able to submit their results through the RaceJoy app, text or email (if opted in) or through the runsignup.com results page from May 2nd through May 8th (11:59 PM Eastern Time). If you have questions about submitting results don't hesitate to reach out to us at events@charmcityrun.com.

Awards:

Awards will be given to our top overall and age group finishers as follows:

10K:
Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female Finishers Overall

5K:
Top Male and Female Finisher Overall
Top Male and Female in the Following Age Groups:
13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over

Share Your Photos:

Don't forget to share the fun! As you're doing the Race Against Traffick share your pictures directly on the runsignup.com photo page or tag us on social media using the hashtag #RunUnRun2021


Here’s how you can be a part of surrounding survivors of human trafficking in healthy community:


Already registered for Race Against Traffick?

Planning to register for Race Against Traffick?

Would like to help but don’t like to run?

We are excited for our virtual experience on Saturday morning, May 8th!  Gather your virtual team and stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks. #RunUnRun2021


Beneficiary:


Araminta Freedom Initiative - To awaken, equip, and mobilize the Church and community in Maryland to end human trafficking through education, prevention strategies, and restorative survivor services.

Race Against Traffick is a fundraiser for Araminta Freedom Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to ending child trafficking in Maryland. (To make a donation or create a fundraising page please click the links below. Otherwise, you will be directed there after you complete your registration.)

Partner with us today by becoming a Race Sponsor.  Download the Race Sponsor Form here

To create a fundraiser for yourself, your team, or organization click the donate button above.

For Team Champion inquiries, send your questions to contact@aramintafreedom.org

For all other donation and fundraising inquiries, send your questions to contact@aramintafreedom.org

 

Title - Conductor Sponsor
Guardian Sponsors
Defender Sponsors
Healing Sponsors
Restoration Sponsors
Mobilize Sponsors
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

RaceJoy

Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Race Against Traffick 5K/10K Run, Family Fun Walk and #RunUnRun - VIRTUAL.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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