Meet the Spring Aruna Run Race Hosts
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 Grace Redpath, Delaney Uhlman, and Isabel Zimmerman!
Hello! We are all three students from Gonzaga University and members of Fair Trade Gonzaga, a group on campus working toward earning a Fair Trade Designation for our university. We have been working on the Spokane Aruna Run since last spring, and we are so excited to finally be able to host the race this April! We have worked extensively with Gonzaga, The Aruna Project, and local sponsors on making this event possible. Although the event is virtual this year due to the pandemic, we can’t wait to run for her freedom!
What inspired you to host an Aruna Run?
We wanted to host an Aruna Run to support The Aruna Project’s commitment to sustainability, fair trade, and freedom. Participating in the Spokane Aruna Run is a great way to make a difference in the lives of the women Aruna serves.
Spokane Aruna Run, April 16