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Des Moines Aruna Run/Walk 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 whom 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 go to bring and sustain freedom to women in desperate need of new beginnings.

Race Giveaways: Each race participant will receive an athletic drawstring backpack made by free Aruna Artisans, as well as a t-shirt. Each finisher will also receive a 2019 race medal. Sign up by April 15 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

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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 a.m. Packet pickup and walk-up registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

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 Des Moines Aruna Run 2019 Fundraising Page link on the registration confirmation page. Download our fundraising toolkit today for help getting started. General donations can also be mailed to: Aruna Project, PO Box 8724, Cincinnati, OH 45208 (include Aruna Run DSM on memo line).

Raise $250 = Free Ananya Tote!
Set-up a fundraiser on CrowdRise in the next step and receive a free black Ananya Tote if you raise $250 or more. Click here for full details.

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 help 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.

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



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 dogs welcome?

We love our furry four-legged friends, but they will not be permitted due to safety reasons.

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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Des Moines, IA 50321

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