2021 Virtual Race Against Trafficking 5K Run/Walk

Sat April 24 - Sat May 8 Tumwater, WA 98501 US


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.traffickingprevention.org/cats.


P.O. Box 4101
Tumwater, WA US 98501


2021 Virtual Race Information

Due to COVID-19, Thurston County Coalition Against Trafficking (TCCAT) has decided to host our annual 5k Race Against Trafficking virtually April 24-May 8. This decision is made for the love of our local community members and in accordance with local regulations and recommendations from public health officials. Our dedication to fund human trafficking prevention education locally remains important during this time because human trafficking reports are on the rise during the pandemic.

This year our goal is to raise $25,000 to support human trafficking prevention education in Thurston County. The virtual race for five weeks giving you ample time to complete the race at your convenience. Hosting this event virtually means that ANYONE from ANYWHERE can participate! Normally with an in-person 5K participation is limited to the proximity of the race. The benefit is that people who normally would not be able to attend can help participate to help prevent human trafficking!

Early Bird Pricing Until April 1, 2021

  • Adult Registration Rate (17 and up): $30
  • Youth Registration Rate (16 and younger): $15

Regular Pricing April 2-April 24:

  • Adult Registration Rate (17 and up): $35
  • Youth Registration Rate (16 and younger): $20

Questions? Email: TCCAT@TraffickingPrevention.org 

What the Race Supports

TCCAT is an initiative of Washington Trafficking Prevention (WTP) a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to preventing human trafficking in Washington State. Funds raised by this race support prevention efforts in Thurston County, to raise awareness about human trafficking locally. The prevention education programs that are offered in Thurston County because of this race are:

  • Human Trafficking 101 - to raise awareness with community members
  • Responding to CSEC 101 - to equip teachers, counselors, advocates, and social workers to identify, respond, report, and help youth who are at-risk
  • Empowered U - to equip young people ages 12-17 to be leaders and resilient against grooming and exploitation
  • Trafficking Prevention for Schools - for high schoolers
  • Youth Education Prevention Program - for middle schoolers
  • Online Safety for Families - for parents and caregivers to learn how to keep youth safe while online
  • Human Trafficking for Medical Professionals - helps medical professionals screen and respond to human trafficking with patients
  • Investigating Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement - specialized training for law enforcement to make our communities inhospitable to human trafficking and assist survivors of exploitation

Virtual Race Tips

  • Practice safe social distancing and have fun!
  • Remember that you can split up your race distance over several days! This is a great option for people who want to participate but need to space out the distance.
  • Even though this is virtual please remember to stretch, hydrate, and listen to your body to prevent injuries.
  • Follow us on Thurston County Coalition Against Trafficking's Facebook for updates and race tips.
  • Make sure to use the hashtag #TCCATRAT and tag @ThurstonCountyCAT on Facebook in your posts.


Q: What if I don't like to run, can I still participate?

A: YES! You can absolutely help support this project by making a donation. When you make a donation this enables you to bypass the race questionnaires specific to race participants!

Q: Can I register a business?

A: Yes, you can register your company, sorority/fraternity, local service club, and other groups to participate in the race. It's a great way to build community and get more people involved in preventing human trafficking locally.

Race Contact Info

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3 Week 5K Training Plan

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