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Des Moines Aruna Run 2019

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Water Works Park

2201 George Flagg Pkwy

Des Moines, IA 50321

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Event: 5K Run/Walk

Host: The Aruna Project, a US non-profit dedicated to freeing, empowering, and employing sexually enslaved women in India.

Why Run or Walk? Run or walk for an enslaved woman by name who the Aruna Project staff personally know and are working to free from the brothels. Thanks to local race sponsors covering race expenses, 100 percent of registration fees and donations goes to bring and sustain freedom to women in desperate need of new beginnings.

Fee: One-hundred percent goes to free, empower, and employ!

  • Adults: $35

  • Kids 5-12: $25

  • Kids Under 5: Free (no t-shirt)

Times: Race starts at 9:00 am. Packet pickup and walk-up registration opens at 8:00 am.

Race Giveaways: Each Aruna Run participant will receive an Athletic Drawstring Backpack made by women who are now freed, empowered, and employed, as well as a t-shirt. Each finisher will also receive a 2019 Aruna Run finisher medal. Sign up by April 15 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Teams: Teams are welcomed and encouraged. Create or join a team when you register.

Fundraising: Fundraising is optional but very impactful as 100% goes to free, empower, and employ. You can fundraise as a team or an individual. After registering, click on the Crowdrise fundraising link on the registration confirmation page. Download our fundraising toolkit today for help getting started.

Sponsors: A big thank you to our generous sponsors for offsetting the cost of the event, ensuring that 100% of the money raised from entry fees and donations will go directly to help free, empower, and employ the women we serve.

Race Host: The Des Moines Aruna Run is hosted locally by Gateway Church. For questions about the run, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor, contact Rachael Stokka at arunarundsm@gmail.com.

Donations: Donations can be made on the official Des Moines Aruna Run 2019 Fundraising Page. You can set up an individual or team fundraising page then share the URL to give your friends, family, and co-workers an opportunity to be a part of bringing freedom. General donations can also be mailed to: Aruna Project, PO Box 8724, Cincinnati, OH 45208 (Include Aruna Run DSM on memo line).

Refund Policy: No refunds or transfer of registration to other runners.



Steps for Registering and Setting Up Fundraising Pages

  1. Register here on Eventbrite for the race -- Everyone participating in the race must register through Eventbrite. Choose to register as an individual or create or join a team.

  2. Decide if you want to fundraise -- After you fill out the registration form and submit payment, you will land on a registration confirmation page. Click on the fundraising page link to be taken to the Des Moines Aruna Run Crowdrise page. You will have the option to create or join a team fundraiser or create an individual fundraising page. If you do not wish to fundraise, you may simply "X" out of this registration confirmation screen.

  3. Check Out Our Fundraising Resources - Click here to download: Inspirational social media images, sample social media posts, sample email/letter template, general fundraising tips, and information on how to set up your Crowdrise page.

Questions on this process? Contact info@arunaproject.com.



FAQs

Are walkers welcome?

Of course! Whether walking or running, we are all out there for the same goal -- to raise funds to help bring freedom.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope! As long you can cover the distance, we welcome all ages to participate. Parents are welcome to push kids in strollers too.

Can I update my registration information?

We all make mistakes and things change. So yes, you can update your registration information.

Is my registration fee transferrable?

Unfortunately, no. But if you cannot join us for the race, we will still make every effort to ensure you get your race giveaway items. Contact arunarundsm@gmail.com to make arrangements to pick them up.

And the good news is 100% of your registration fee goes directly towards the cause of freeing, empowering, and employing enslaved women. So even if you can't join us, your money will still make an impact.

Is it okay if the name on my registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Unfortunately, no. We need all registrations to match the person who attends the race for timing and legal purposes.

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Water Works Park

2201 George Flagg Pkwy

Des Moines, IA 50321

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