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Indianapolis, IN

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The Mile For A Child 5K Hope Run/Walk is a community event hosted by Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach (SOHO), a 501(C3) organization striving to make a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in HIV/AIDS affected communities in Swaziland, southern Africa.

Over a 10 year span, SOHO has implemented intervention programs in Swaziland and Peer Leadership initiatives in Indianapolis to raise awareness of critical social needs such as Abuse Prevention for girls. Our goal for the Mile For A Child 5K Hope Run/Walk is to raise awareness of child-led households where HIV/AIDS has orphaned many, advocate against child abuse and violence, and raise funds to improve the quality of life of affected children.

Proceeds from this event will educate and feed 50 children who are at great risk, fund Career Camps for young middle and high schoolers who lack life skills and have no future vision, and build a safe house to accommodate a care taker (Gogo) and 8 children who are currently in harm’s way.

RUN/WALK COURSE AND PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE

The Run/Walk will occur at the Canal in Downtown Indianapolis. Participants will sign-up and receive welcome bags containing t-shirts, team information, etc. at the Admiral Spruance Basin. The course of the 5K will run along the entire Canal, starting and finishing at the Admiral Spruance Basin. Information stations will be strategically arranged at various points on the Canal for the participants to learn about important social and health issues affecting the population served.

Participants will have the opportunity to decide while registering for the Run/Walk online which beneficiary they would like to support:

  • One-room ‘homesteads’, each with over a dozen children are served by a destitute, old granny.

  • A Safe House for children at risk.

  • A Career Camp for youth at risk of human trafficking.

Race Day Details:

The race takes place at the Indianapolis Canal loop and it starts and finishes at the Admiral Spruance Basin.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. (preregistration required through eventbrite)
Race starts at 9:30 a.m.
For questions call SOHO: (317) 471-5954
Register with cash or check at SOHO Office: 8240 Naab Rd. Ste. 160, Indianapolis, IN 46033.

* Ticket cost includes t-shirt and refreshments.

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