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***NOTE: This race is now a Virtual event only. All proceeds from the event support CISV.***
The Peace One Day 5k is a new 5k by Free To Run Foundation coinciding with International Peace Day. For 2020, the race will be a virtual event only, where you will run or walk the 5k on your own, wherever you are, anytime between Friday, September 18 and Monday, September 21. If you are located in the Troy, Ohio area, where will have a course marked with chalk on the bike path starting and ending at Treasure Island Park, if you would like to do the originally planned course. Proceeds benefit CISV Midwest Ohio.
During registration, you can choose to purchase a custom, environmentally friendly, race shirt. If you do not wish to purchase a shirt in addition to the the race registration, select the "No Shirt" option.
International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is celebrated every year on the 21st day of September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
CISV is a global organization dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace through building inter-cultural friendship, cooperation and understanding. Founded in 1950, today we are a federation of 69 Member Associations with over 200 Chapters or local groups. In over 60 years we have given countless children and young people the experience of their lives and the opportunity to build lasting friendships through our international educational programs. At the heart of all of our programs is friendship, in line with our founding belief that peace is possible through friendship and mutual understanding.
The Midwest Ohio chapter got its official start in 1956, when a Village program was hosted in Miami County. For more information about the chapter, visit https://midwestohio.cisvusa.org.
Mission: CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world.
About Free To Run Foundation
Free To Run Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Troy, Ohio. It was founded in 2012 to raise awareness of human trafficking and inspire advocacy and action to end modern day slavery globally. Since 2012, when the annual New Year's Day 5k in downtown Troy was re-branded by Free To Run, the World Race for Hope 5k has been held every year on January 1st to bring attention to human trafficking and raise funds for local anti-trafficking initiatives. Programs under Free To Run include the charity running team, Team G(race), the Ella Bogan Memorial Fund, Teens Stand Against Trafficking (TSAT), and Balance Boxes. Both TSAT and Balance Boxes are expanding by adding chapters across the country and around the world. For more information, visit https://www.freetorunfoundation.org.
Depending on how the state's loosening restrictions play out over the summer months along with the trend of coronavirus cases, it's possible that like many races have had to do this year, we may have to convert the race to a virtual event. If we have to make that decision, we will do our best to provide options to our participants, like transferring your registration to virtual or deferring to next year. The timing of any changes will likely be out of our control, as state orders come occur in early September. We will communicate with all of our participants any change of plans due to the coronavirus.
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