What an amazing race day! Over 900 people ran and walked for Nisha and raised over $143,000 for freedom! We are incredibly blessed by the support of the race and cause.
Mark your calendars for the 13th Annual race next Labor Day.
Check out photos from the race here.
We know there are a lot of local 5Ks to choose from that benefit great causes. So why should you register for the 12th Annual Cincinnati Aruna Run?
- Direct impact. 100% of registration fees and additional donations go towards the Aruna Project's mission of freeing, employing, and empowering survivors of human trafficking. Our fundraising goal this year is $100,000. Thanks to generous matching donors, we've received $50,000 in matching donations. So every dollar you raise up to $50,000 will be matched so we can reach our goal. Race expenses are covered by the generosity of local business sponsors.
- Run for Her. You run or walk for an enslaved woman by name - a woman we personally know and are actively working to free. Her name will be on your race bib so you will literally run to help bring her freedom. You will then receive e-mail updates on her freedom journey throughout the year.
- Race swag crafted in freedom. Race swag items are hand-made by our Artisans, freed thanks to funds raised in previous Aruna Runs.
- Artisan story playlist. Listen to our new Artisan story run/walk playlist on Spotify and Apple Music to help empower you to run strong for her.
Together, we can give these brave women bright futures full of love, hope, and joy. Join the fight against human trafficking by registering today.
Date: Labor Day, 9/6/2021
Location: Smale Riverfront Park, 166 W. Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Events: 5-Mile, 5K, 1-Mile, Elite 1-Mile
- We are planning for a live, in-person race experience
- Each race is also being offered virtually
- We are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. Any changes to the race experience will be announced prior to race day.
Race Swag (included in registration fee):
- Athletic drawstring backpack (made by Aruna Artisans)
- Universal gator (made by Aruna Artisans)
- Sweat towel (made by Aruna Artisans)
- Signature race t-shirt (not made by Aruna Artisans)
- Custom race bib with enslaved woman's name--you will run for her freedom!
- 7:00 a.m. - Packet pick-up and walk-up registration open
- 8:00 a.m. - 5-Mile & 5K start
- 9:30 a.m. - Elite Mile starts
- 10:00 a.m. - 1-Mile starts
Courses: Each race will start/end in Smale Park. View course maps here.
Registration Fees: 100% of fee goes to free, employ, and empower women
- May 18-June 30 - 5-Mile $40; 5K $30; 1-Mile $25
- July 1-August 31 - 5-Mile $45; 5K $35; 1-Mile $30
- September 1-6 - 5-Mile $50; 5K $40; 1-Mile $35
Post Race Food: All race participants will receive:
- One free 9oz Kona Ice (race bib is ticket)
- Free Skyline Chili cheese conies
- One Picky Bar
- One free acai bowl from Better Blend Nutrition
Parking: The Banks Garage
Registration Deadline: Register online until September 5 at 11:59 p.m. In-person registration is available starting at 7:00 a.m. race morning.
Advance Packet Pick-Up: Saturday, September 4 from 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m. (Noon) in Crossroads Oakley Parking Lot (3500 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209)
Fundraising Competition: Fundraising competition ends Sunday, September 5 at 11:59 pm Eastern. Individual and team winners be announced at the race.
Interested in running elite? Click here for complete details.
|1||Steve & Vicki||$37,602.08|
|2||Steve & Vicki||$12,397.92|