World Concern’s annual 5K run is just around the corner on Saturday, May 13, 2017, and World Concern is excited to share some of the changes they have planned for this year’s event!
The first and biggest news—the 5K is getting a new name! After eight years of the Free Them 5K, this year the organization is aligning the run with World Concern’s S.O.S. (Seek Out and Stop trafficking) Initiative, making this year’s event the S.O.S. 5K! With this new change comes a new logo (see above), which helps illustrate the urgency of the cause.
Secondly, the $48 registration fee will go entirely to protecting one child and forego the cost of an event t-shirt and thanks to a generous donor, all participants will get a free S.O.S. 5K t-shirt!
There will be a greater emphasis on the cause—creating advocates and activists out of all the participants. Each participant will be encouraged to protect four children (raising $192) and top fundraising participants, called the Maximum Impact Team, will be supported and equipped by team captains to raise even more and have a greater impact than ever before.
Not a runner? There are still ways to help! Plenty of volunteer opportunities are available for the 5K, meaning you can use your time and talents to help fight against human trafficking—sans running shoes! Sign up to volunteer here! Volunteer questions can be directed to Bailey Gunnersen at [email protected].
As always, thank you for your support and prayers for this World Concern event. We are excited to see God leading us forward as we continue the legacy of the Free Them 5K through the new S.O.S. 5K.
Looking forward to Saturday, May 13th!