Run for Refugees 5K

Please note that by lack of information, the event has been archived.
September 09, 2017

**The first 200 runners are guaranteed a t-shirt!

Join us on Saturday, September 10th at 8:00 AM at the University of Southern Indiana to help raise money to support ‘Road to Mafraq’, a non- profit dedicated to providing education for Syrian refugee children living in Jordan.  We will be hosting a 5k Run as well as a 1 mile Run/Walk in addition to a community fair.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support the education of Syrian refugee children attending our partner “tented” schools in the Eastern Zataari region of Jordan along the Syrian border. The money will specifically go toward building a playground for the children and helping to fund operational expenses for the schools. Many of these children have not attended school in over 3 years and have no safe place to play in their community. Their classrooms are tents. Their seats, tiny cushions. Their desks, plastic stools. We believe all children should have the opportunity to learn, play, and dream, regardless of their circumstances.

Want to donate to our cause but can’t make it to the race?  See the Donations button at the top of your screen to donate!  Also, any race participants who set up their own fundraiser and raises $100 or more will get their race fee refunded!

Event sponsored by USI’s KESHO student organization.

Packet Pickup Location
8600 University Blvd

Packet Pickup Date and Time
Date - 09/09/2016
Start Time- 5: 00 End Time- 9:00

Race Day Packet Pickup Time
Start Time- 6:30

Azzip Pizza Give Back

Simply print the Azzip Pizza give back coupon below or pull up the image on your mobile device to your sever at any Azzip location on Monday, September 12, and a portion of your bill will be donated to the Run for Refugees. Gift card purchases are included in the give back promotion.

Buffalo Wild Wings Give Back

Simply print the Buffal Wild WIngs give back coupon below or pull up the image on your mobile device to your sever at Buffalo Wild Wings on race day, September 10, and a portion of your bill will be donated to the Run for Refugees.  Note this is applicable at the location at 5405 Pearl Drive Eagle Plaza only.

Community Fair

In addition to the race, we will be hosting a community fair that is open to the public.  Feel free to invite your friends and family to come cheer you on and then check out our community fair!  Come meet some Syrian students studying here locally, learn about some of the schools Road to Mafraq supports, and see recipes of some popular Syrian dishes. Kids can make crafts to send to students at our partner schools, and we will have a Henna booth as well.

Race Map


Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


5k Run

September 09, 2017 (Saturday) - 08:00
5 kilometers
Charity/Fund raising

1 Mile Walk

September 09, 2017 (Saturday) - 08:00
1 mile
Charity/Fund raising

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