Blacksburg Aruna Run / Walk 2018
Venue: Historic Smithfield, Blacksburg
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Types: Sports, Charity
Cost: $30.00
The Aruna Project presents the Blacksburg Aruna Run / Walk 2018 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 starting on Smithfield Road near Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg, VA.

• 7:30 am: Registration
• 9:00 am: 5K Run begins

Across the world, today, millions languish in sexual slavery. They are more than statistics; they are individuals, with hopes and fears, dreams and doubts. Apart from someone stepping into their need, these young women will never be free.

Run or walk the 5K for a specific enslaved woman by name to help bring and sustain her freedom. You will select a specific woman whom we, our staff, and our partners know by name. You will receive email updates about her as you raise funds and run to set her free. Run for Khushboo. Run for Fathima. Run for Mamja. Run for so many others. Run for Their Freedom.

We run to raise awareness of her need, to raise funds to secure her freedom through outreach programs, and to sustain her freedom through full time employment. When you run or walk in an Aruna Run, you run for a specific woman by name, like Reshma. You run for her freedom.

Because of our generous sponsors offsetting the cost of the event, 100% of the money raised from entry fees and donations will go directly to help free, empower, and employ the women we serve.

Each Aruna Run participant will receive an Athletic Drawstring Backpack made by women who are now freed, empowered, and employed! Each finisher will also receive a 2018 Aruna Run finisher medal.

The cost to run or walk is $30.00 per participant.

To register online, visit:

Parking is available in the Smithfield Road or Duck Pond Road lots.

Teams are welcomed and encouraged. Team formation will occur at the end of registration with the options to create or join a team.

Fundraising is completely optional, but highly impactful as 100% of funds raised go directly towards the cause of freeing, empowering, and employing. If each 2018 Aruna Run participant raises $25.00, it can enable us to free, empower, and employ 25 women over the next year! You will be able to set up a personal or team fundraising page at the end of registration.

Following the finish, we will be celebrating funds raised by awarding an appreciation gift to the individual or team who raised the most money for freedom. As well, an award will be given to the overall male winner and overall female winner.

The Blacksburg Aruna Run is organized locally by Rebecca Lansford of Virginia Tech Cru and the Indian Student Association. For questions about the run, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor, contact Rebecca at

For more information, visit: or or or contact Rebecca Lansford at
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