Run 4 Their Lives is a Freedom 4/24 event that raises awareness and funds to bring sexually exploited women and children into freedom.
Freedom 4/24 is partnering with the Home of New Beginnings in Thailand :
Home of New Beginnings (website) provides women who desire to start new with the physical, emotional, spiritual and educational support they need to break out of sexual slavery. They provide scholarships for high school, bible school, and college. Young women are able to dream again. Now with families, careers, and positions of leadership, these girls have hope for different kinds of futures. Through outreach events, Beginnings had shared the love of Jesus and gift of family with more than 1,000 women trappen in Bangkok’s red light districts. Funds raised at Freedom 4/24’s event, Run 4 Their Lives – North Denver, goes to Beginnings and other similar partners.
Get a Refund By Referring Friends
Refer 1 or more participants and get a refund of up to $20.00. Share your referral code with family and friends and for each of the first FOUR people who register using your referral code, you will receive a $2 refund. For the FIFTH registrant using your code, you are refunded up to $20! So share your referral code and encourage people to come out and run!
RACE LOCATION: The race will held at Adam’s County Regional Park.
EVENT TIME: The Kid’s Fun Run will begin at 8:30am and the 5K and 10K will start at 9am. **Please arrive by 8:00am at the latest on race day.
PACKET PICK UP: TBD
ADVOCACY: Become a fundraiser! Click the Fundraiser tab to set up a personalized R4TL web page – raise $50 and you run free! Ask your friends and family to support your efforts to run for freedom and fight injustice!
COST: If you choose not to fundraise, the race registration fee is $24 through September 23 and $30 for the 5K and the 10K on September 24 until race day. Online registration closes on October 6 at 11:59pm.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Share your experience through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to help spread awareness of human trafficking! Make sure to use #R4TLdenver.
During the R4TL North Denver 2016 run, Min and Dtoi, human trafficking survivors from Thailand, will be highlighted and their names will be written on each participant’s arm as a significant act of advocacy and awareness to run for their freedom and the many others with similar stories! If you want to have an even greater impact, begin sharing their stories now through the Raise Your Arm campaign. Read Min’s and Dtoi’s stories and then select one of the following tiers within the Raise Your Arm campaign to help share their stories and fight for freedom!
Min’s Story: Min was a streetwalker who came regularly to outreach English class at Freedom4/24’s partner organization in Bangkok, Thailand, the Home of New Beginings. Leadership at the home had encouraged her to move in but she had just escaped an abusive marriage and felt driven to send money home to support her mother and two younger siblings. One day, she arrived late to class, was clearly agitated and eventually told the leadership at New Beginnings that she had taken a repeat customer. She thought she was safe with him, he took her to his hotel room where four additional men waited. Gang raped, bruised, and distraught, Min moved in that morning to New Begininngs. In just a few weeks, she decided empathetically to follow Jesus. Min ultimately completed grade 10-12 and then attended Bible School. She graduated with a major in Spiritual Life and remains very active in her church with her husband and their little girl.
Dtoi’s Story: Dtoi is the youngest girl the Home of New Beginnings, Freedom 4/24’s partner organization in Bangkok, Thailand, has ever had. Rejected by her mother, she was raised by her grandmother in a remote village. After her grandmother’s death, she had no family to care for her. A woman visiting the villiage purchased her from her villiage chief, promising that she would find work for her in Bankok. She was first sold to a friend as a nanny for her aging parents but Dtoiwas too young and weak to do the work, so she was abused and finally sold back to the original buyer. Later, she was sold to a karaoke bar where the leadership at New Beginnings found her, and soon she came to live there. She had never been to school and had no idea how old she was. Her medical exam indicated about 10 or 11. Beginnings tutored her until she could pass the Grade 6 exam and she entered “real” school for the first time as a 7th grader. Now three years later, she has been accepted in the math/science track and desires to be an engineer. Dtoi has fallen in love with Jesus. Once a week, she does an outreach in one of the malls and talks with other students about Jesus. So far, she has led three to Christ, and they are now attending a local church.
TIER 1: For 30 days leading up to your Run 4 Their Lives event, select one of the highlighted survivors of human trafficking and write her name on your arm for each of those 30 days. For each of those 30 days, pray for that woman and others like her, for the end of human trafficking and slavery, and for continued progress in shining light on this darkness. Share your survivor’s story with your family and friends and encourage them to become involved. Share your journey on social media using the hashtags #raiseyourarmchallenge and #freedom424
TIER 2: Along with Tier 1, take the next step and invest in the life of a trafficking survivor by becoming a fundraiser. What can you do with $24?…5 cups of Starbucks, a tank of gas, a movie and popcorn…For $24, you can provide 1 week of education, 2 weeks of counseling, 3 weeks of housing, 4 weeks of food for a trafficking survivor. Go to the Fundraise tab to become a fundraiser or to donate and again, share your journey on social media using the hashtags #raiseyourarmchallenge and #freedom424.
TIER 3: In addion to Tier 1 and 2, RUN for their lives. Running requires effort and action and may be difficult, uncomfortable, or even painful. Think about the lives of these women and children and how their experiences have been hard and run through your pain. Run for the girl whose name has been on your arm for the last 30 days. AND if you fundraise $50 or more, you can run for FREE!
Our races are led and organized entirely by volunteers – people just like you! We’re always looking for passionate, positive people to help with our races. We are in need of volunteers to prepare for the race as well as on race day. If you’re interested in joining the volunteer team, please click on the volunteer tab at the top of the page.