CANCELED: Run the Runway 5K Run/Walk Against Human Trafficking to be Held in Dubuque
Mar 5, 2020
UPDATE: Due to the uncertainty of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, Run the Runway 5K Run/Walk Against Human Trafficking on Saturday, April 25, has been canceled.
DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque student organization Spartan Nation Liberation Foundation and the Dubuque Regional Airport will host Run the Runway 5K Run/Walk Against Human Trafficking on Saturday, April 25, at the airport, 11000 Airport Road.
Check-in and registration begin at 8 a.m. The run starts at 8:30 a.m.
“This 5K is not only for the fun of running on the landing strips of the airport but it is also to bring knowledge and awareness of the issues of human trafficking that are hidden in our day-to-day lives,” said Sarrah Farrady, vice president of Spartan Nation Liberation Foundation.
Cost of the run is $15 and includes a T-shirt and water. The online registration deadline is Wednesday, April 22. To register, visit https://runsignup.com/humantrafficking. Participants can register the day of the run; however, the fee increases to $20 and does not include a T-shirt.
Sponsored by Spartan Nation Liberation Foundation, the Dubuque Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and Set Free Dubuque, the event aims to raise awareness of human trafficking and show victims they are not alone.
“By providing a greater sense of human trafficking awareness to those of the tri-state communities, we are taking one step to help prevent these heinous acts from happening in the future,” said Kim Hilby, advisor of Spartan Nation Liberation Foundation.
Proceeds will be donated to organizations that help those who have been trafficked in the tri-state area.
For more information, please email Kim Hilby, advisor of Spartan Nation Liberation Foundation, at email@example.com.