Spring race season is here! We are excited to be hosting Aruna Runs in Spokane, Washington; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Montrose, Colorado. The force behind these runs are the incredible, all-volunteer local race hosts. Not only are they passionate about the cause and raising funds for freedom, but they are also deeply committed to creating an outstanding race experience that reflects the value of the women we serve. We are incredibly grateful for the time, energy, and resources they are investing to get us back running for her freedom this year.
The best part about these Aruna Runs? 100 percent of participant registration fees and additional donations go towards our mission of freeing, employing, and empowering survivors of human trafficking. The Runs are the catalyst of our freedom process with a majority of funds flowing into our Training Center where enslaved women come to receive a hot meal and skill & trade development in a safe environment.
Meet Graham Trenda!
I am a Patient Advocate with TMS Solutions, a board member of The Rotary Club of Montrose, and a youth volunteer at Grace Community Church. I’m also father to two wonderful girls, husband to my beautiful wife, and an avid runner who enjoys exploring outdoors, restoring vintage treasures, and cold microbrews.
What inspired you to host an Aruna Run?
I've run plenty of races, but had never hosted one. Seeing how well Aruna organized and provided everything I'd need for a successful race made me consider hosting. Knowing that I could positively change someone's life halfway around the world sealed the deal.