Race Date: TBD Charlotte, NC 28105 US
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5K Run/Walk in partnership with Compassion to Act

$24 Price increases after March 22, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Description

Run 4 Their Lives is a Freedom 4/24 event that raises awareness and funds to bring sexually exploited women and children into freedom. 

Run 4 Their Lives is Freedom 4/24’s race series which is held in cities across the United States to bring communities together for a family friendly, hopeful event to increase awareness of human trafficking, share stories of girls who are now rescued and free, and to encourage continued advocacy. Often participants increase their advocacy efforts by becoming fundraisers and using the race as a platform to share about the issue of human trafficking and the work of Freedom 4/24. Funds raised through each Run 4 Their Lives race is used to support the continued work in the fight for freedom in partnership with CTA.

Compassion To Act (CTA): CTA is a faith-based ministry that serves victims through Awareness-Liberation-Restoration. CTA ministers to victims of labor and sex trafficking by raising awareness in the community-at-large about modern-day slavery, liberating victims through connecting them to the resources available within the Charlotte area, and helping them find restoration through mentoring, spiritual training, job training, and life skills training. They believe in Gods’ complete restorative power, and it is their desire to see every victim of human trafficking set free and become all that God has created them to be.  

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*we will be adhering to federal and local guidelines at the time of the event regarding COVID-19 for the safety of our participants and community 
 

Race Contact Info
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Place
Charlotte
Charlotte, NC US 28105
About Compassion to Act

Compassion to Act is a faith-based ministry on the front lines of confronting modern-day slavery. They are boots on the ground going where no one else goes to liberate women. Their hands on approach means they are in the clubs, on the streets, building safe relationships for women to find a way to freedom. Their team commands rescue operations, short-term emergency safe-houses, and outreaches on location where women are being exploited.
Compassion to Act goes beyond rescue to make dreams come true. The women they restore are often broken in heart and spirit, but have a will to survive.  Compassion to Act's goal is to help them discover who they are, and who they can be. They start with connecting women to drug and addiction rehabilitation, counseling services, trauma therapy, legal counsel, and a community of trust and healthy relationships all at no cost.
Compassion to Act is a long-term community so these amazing overcomers never have to pursue their newfound freedom alone. They provide ongoing mentoring, job training, education, and a support network of relationships and services for sustained change. Their ultimate goal is for the liberated to become liberators.

For more information visit, compassiontoact.org

FAQ

Are strollers allowed at this event?
Yes! However, for safety concerns, we ask that strollers start out at the back of the race. 

Where will the packet pick-up be?
TBD

Keep an eye on your emails and the race page for more updates! 

Can I register on the day of? 
Yes! Race day registration opens at 8:30am at the race course anybody who wishes to participate but has not had the chance to register. However, online registration will close at midnight, Friday, May 7th.

Are dogs allowed at the race?
We love your pets, but unfortunately, they cannot accompany you on this race.

Are refunds allowed for this race?
Refunds are not available for this race. However, refer one or more participants to get a refund of up to $12.00. Find out more by going to "Increase Your Impact"-->"Get a Refund by Referring Friends". If you have any questions, please contact the Freedom 4/24's Programs Team at events@freedom424.org

PREVENTION

"You Can Bring Prevention"
DID YOU KNOW: 

  • 1 in 3 students have seen pornography by the age of 12 years old?
  • 81% of adolescents (ages 14-18) have seen pornography
  • According to Crimes Against Children and the National Center for Missing and Exploited
    Children - child online solicitation increased fourfold in 2020

PREVENT IT:

Isolation can bring about greater curiosity and access to pornography and inappropriate content. Do not allow devices with access to the internet in bedrooms. Instead, keep your electronic devices and internet access in common areas. 

DID YOU KNOW:

  • 1 in 7 youth sends a sex and 1 in 4 forwards it
  • 83% of sex traffickers use the internet to solicit buyers
  • 93% of the time victims know and have a relationship with their their perpetrator

PREVENT IT:

Have ongoing conversations with youth in your life on the characteristics of healthy and toxic relationships. Don’t forget to spend time evaluating your own!

Go to freedom424.org/educate for more resources on how to start the conversation, keep it going, and prevent human trafficking and sexual exploitation

So, how can you bring prevention? 

1) Register for the race.

By registering for the race you are participating in amplifying the voice of your community saying "NO MORE". The reality is that kids are being trafficked and exploited from right here in the United States, in Knoxville, in their schools, and even in their homes. By participating in this race, you are taking an active step to stand up for the vulnerable, educate yourself, and through awareness, prevent exploitation from becoming apart of another child's story. 

If you are already registered, take the next step by signing up to become a fundraiser and take your advocacy even further. 

2) Engage with the youth in your life and sign up to go through our Prevention Education online for FREE

Freedom 4/24 partners with Power over Predator to offer FREE online training to upper middle school and high school students to educate themselves on the reality of the world we live in and give them practical everyday tools to protect themselves from exploitation. You can go through this program as a family, with your child, or use it as a resource for your youth to engage with. 
Please complete this interest form to connect with Freedom 4/24 to receive free prevention education. 

3) Watch our parenting series on how to prevent exploitation and have conversations with the youth in your life on these hard issues, featuring Freedom 4/24's Prevention Education Manager and various subject experts. 

This facebook live series called "Opening Up: Talking to Your Kids About Exploitation" is an amazing, FREE resource for parents to learn more about the realities facing our youth today. With eight episodes spanning a range of topics from pornography to simply how to connect with your child and have the hard conversation, Freedom 4/24's Prevention Education Manager, Faith Towles, has conversations with principals, college students, and a professional counselor to empower you as a parent to prevent exploitation from happening in your child's life! 

You can watch the series here

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