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5K

$45
($15: Ages 0 - 18) ($25: Ages 60 - 125)
Registration ends May 18, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Free Kids Dash

$0
($0: Ages 0 - 12)
Registration ends May 18, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Place

Start/Finish Line will be located on King's Garden Drive at the
World Concern Headquarters, on CRISTA Ministries Campus
19303 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

Description

HOW MUCH DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A CHILD'S HERO?

 

Showing up to run/walk the Free Them 5k + $25 = Protects one child and gives them a chance to have the life they deserve!

 

HOW YOU'LL HELP

 

Every $25 you raise or donate will protect a child in the world's poorest places from the threat of trafficking, child marriage, forced labor, exploitation, and abuse. You'll free them into the abundant life and future every child deserves – healthy, educated, safe, and free!

 

Where and how is the money used that is given?

 

Your registration fee or donation will protect children in some of the poorest communities in the world. Our primary focus for child protection is in Asia, where trafficking is targeted toward children in remote villages, youth who have little hope of finding local work, and families who are desperately poor.

Youth are tempted with offers of a job “just over the border” that will pay well and allow them to send money home to support their families. These offers most often come from someone they already know, so they are more likely to trust the person. They leave the safety of their community with the best of intentions, and sadly, they find themselves trapped in a work situation that they cannot escape and that pays little to no money.

The money you give goes toward training in villages, so families and their children know the tactics of traffickers and learn to say “No.” It helps set up children’s clubs that teach kids their rights and keep them safely engaged in meaningful activities after school while their parents are working. It provides “hotlines” where parents can call for help when their child is missing. And it helps us support organizations that work at open borders between countries where traffickers pass undetected with innocent youth.

 

What countries are probable recipients?

 

The nations where World Concern primarily provides child protection include Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, east Africa, and Nepal. The villages where we work are located in corridors where there are a lot of traffickers moving through, looking for the vulnerable, and taking them to Thailand, India, and China primarily.

 

How do I know what my money might support?

 

The money you give brings training to families and their children that protects them from the schemes of traffickers and teaches them to say “No.” It helps set up children’s clubs that teach kids their rights and keep them safely engaged in meaningful activities after school while their parents are working. It provides “hotlines” where parents can call for help when their child is missing. And it helps us support organizations that work at open borders between countries where traffickers pass undetected with innocent youth.

In addition, your donations to World Concern support community transformation that includes empowering families to earn a higher income through vocational training, financial training, savings groups, opening small businesses, and better health. These reduce the vulnerability of children because their parents are able to stay closer to home, they have what they need without having to leave school and work, and they are able to reach maturity before being married.

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Race Info

World Concern Free Them 5K

Saturday, May 18th, 2024

 

5K SCHEDULE

7:30 am – Registration opens

8:30 am – Kids 100m Dash

9:00 am – Wave 1 Runner start

9:05 am – Wave 2 Jogger start

9:10 am – Wave 3 Walker start  (Stroller-friendly; Dog-friendly)

10:15 am – Program/Fundraising awards

 

COURSE AND PARKING MAPS

 

PACKET PICK UP INFORMATION

Packet Pick up will be available at World Concern Headquarters on Thursday, May 16, 2024 3:00pm- 6:00pm

Your packet will contain:

Race bib with timing chip attached to back and safety pins
Free Them 5K T-shirt  (Please note T-Shirt sizes are not guaranteed for late registrations and available while supplies last for on-site registrations)

We highly recommend you pick up your packet prior to race day to avoid long lines on the race morning.  You may also pick up a packet for a friend/ family member. If you do so, please make sure they know you will be picking up their packet.

Directions

Start/Finish Line will be located on King's Garden Drive at the
World Concern Headquarters, on CRISTA Ministries Campus
19303 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

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