Win an iPad Mini This Summer!
BREAKING NEWS: Win an iPad Mini This Summer!
We are holding a drawing for an iPad mini! How do you get your name in the bucket? Be caught wearing your 2012 Race for Freedom t-shirt around Wichita!!!*
Be Caught Wearing the 2012 Race for Freedom Shirt Around Wichita
We have 15 R4F board members (pictured below) who will hand out a golden ticket to each person they see reppin' the R4F!! You can win up to one golden ticket per day! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get a heads up of where the board members will be so you can be prepared!
Where you can find us this weekend:
The Kindness Moves Me 5K
this Saturday morning! We will have a Race for Freedom booth. If you stop by and say "Hi" and are wearing your 2012 Race for Freedom shirt, you can pick up your first golden ticket!
Thank you for your interest in Race for Freedom - to stop human trafficking in Wichita.
Want your company name on our shirt? Click here to download the sponsorship packet!
Have a wonderful week!
-Your friends at the Race for Freedom Team!
We are so excited! We are 9 days away from the race! Our custom race bibs are in:
We will also offer medals for the top finalists as well as over 80 age-group awards!
Don't forget - group rates end this Saturday! Make sure and get your group registrations in to a GoRun location before the end of the day Saturday!
Thank you so much for supporting our cause!
We're so sorry we've been missing from the blogosphere for so long! But not to worry - it's only because we're so hard at work making the Race For Freedom such an amazing event! Here are the most recent developments:
First, we'd like to recognize a significant sponsor and partner in the movement to end human trafficking in Wichita. The wonderful staff at KMUW, your local source for National Public Radio, has teamed up with Race For Freedom and ICT S.O.S. to promote the race, and even has a team of ten participating!
Second, we've added fun family activities to the day! I can't tell you everything, but I can see face painting, balloon animals, and other fun things headed their way! It's never too late to sign up for the Family Fun Run - a gentle, relaxing way to support our cause and enjoy exercise with the whole family.
Not to worry - we won't be gone as long this time. There's just too much to share!!
Small Business Sponsorship!
Attention small business owners!!! We at Race For Freedom know that booth prices can sometimes keep you from sponsoring local races. But not anymore!!
For $30, your small business, organization, or nonprofit can "rent" a very special "booth" at the Race For Freedom! You will have one Port-A-Potty (yes, we said Port-A-Potty) to decorate as you choose - we're not holding you back! Past "booths" have had a butler with hand sanitizer, fresh towels, and mints. Some have handed out samples of their tasty treats. One booth even had a red carpet leading to the entrance.
For $30, a little work, and a lot of creativity, you could have the undivided attention of one person at a time - quite the opportunity to make an impression!For more information, or to request booth space, click on this link: Port-A-Potty Sponsorship
, or contact us directly!
And please, share this opportunity with friends and colleagues!
We're one week closer to the Race4Freedom! With that development comes exciting new tools and tips from our fabulous race crew! Above, you'll see the course that you will have the chance to run on September 8 - a fast, flat course that takes you through the Indian Hills area, along the Arkansas river for 1/2 mile, and begins and ends at Carpenter Place - the very organization we're running to support!
And here is the best part! Now that our route is finalized, you can add this course to your training program! Simply click the button of the program you currently use, and you can be running the Race4Freedom today!
Are you on DailyMile? Add to your routes at: http://www.dailymile.com/routes/1177824-running-route
Are you on RunKeeper? Add route at: http://runkeeper.com/user/LizPerry/route
Download GPX File for Route: https://race4freedom.com/route/Race4Freedom2012Route.gpx.zip
You can also download a GPX file for the course right here!
Happy running, friends! Let us know how this adds to your training!
You can always reach us on Twitter or Facebook!
Racers! We have news! As you will see on our new logo above, we have changed the date of the Race4Freedom to September 8, 2012. That's a week earlier than originally planned, but it's going to be even better than before! Here's how:
First, as we recognize and support other great causes as well, we did not want to interfere with the Alzheimer's Walk being held on September 15 in Wichita. We know that people in Wichita support great local causes and don't want to make people choose one over the other! Also, by moving our date up just one week, we were able to score some very talented emcees for the day to keep the show rolling along. And as if that weren't enough, we will now be able to use the entire campus of Carpenter Place, so everyone can truly see what all of their effort has gone to support!
We couldn't be more excited about the race, and we hope you are, too!
Because hosting our own 5K wasn't enough for this Mama, our fearless founder Jen White has teamed up with Diets in Review and the Prairie Fire Marathon to try her hand at a little more distance (and a lot more training)! Each year, Prairie Fire sponsors a few local community members as they run, train, and inspire others to take part in more physical activity, and this year, Jen is leading the pack! You can follow the progress of each of the Local Joes running this race and using Race4Freedom as a "light" preparation race!
We're proud of you, Jen, both for your leadership and inspiration for others fighting human trafficking in Wichita and for undertaking this monumental goal!
Happy Mother's Day, race fans! To celebrate the wonderful women who brought us into this world, the Race4Freedom team invites you to post a picture of yourself with your mother on our Facebook page! We'll send each person who posts a picture a promotional code that will entitle you to a discount off of the Early Bird Registration price! And, just between us, that promotional code might work for an entry for your mother, too! Happy Mother's Day from all of us to all of you!
Shhhh.... upcoming Mother's Day special...
So many things are happening! I am not the greatest blogger - but I will try to keep you all up to date!
We are in the sponsorship phase of the race, and we now have Cox Communications on board as well as WAY-FM, and some major help from Volunteer Kansas! SO Great! People are getting excited and we have many people who want to help by volunteering as well! If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring this race, please email Liz (or click the Sponsors tab above) for a sponsorship packet.
Also - check our our Facebook page in the next couple weeks... we are going to have a Mother's Day special! More details to come!
We are excited to be a part of the Johnston's Half Marathon this Sunday - we will have a booth at the finish line, so stop by if you're there this weekend!
Welcome to our Race For Freedom 5K!
Race for Freedom is a 5K run/walk on September 15, 2012 to benefit ICT S.O.S. The race will start and end at Carpenter Place. Our goal is to raise awareness and funding to help stop human trafficking in Wichita.
We invite you to participate in this race by either walking, running, donating or volunteering in order to create real and lasting change in our city!
Who is ICT S.O.S.?
ICT S.O.S. acts as a liaison between the professional groups (Street Outreach, EMCU, Youthville, etc.) who work with trafficked youth and the Wichita volunteers who seek ways to get involved and to find solutions!
We connect local agencies with the volunteers and resources to help facilitate their missions. The issue of sexual exploitation is a tender subject and members of these agencies are professionals who are trained to deal with the situations and needs of this under-served population.
There is a rising desire in the Wichita community to contribute to the solution. ICT S.O.S. is the go-to source for both the agencies and the volunteers as needs arise and the desire grows to become involved.