When you run or walk in an Aruna Race, you run for a specific
enslaved woman by name. You run for her freedom.
The Aruna Project creates lifelong freedom through employment marked by holistic care to sexually enslaved women. By combining the best of non-profit and for-profit, we envision a day when every young woman is free to choose her own adventure.
One-hundred percent of participant registration fees and donations go to free, empower, and employ sexually enslaved women.
Due to COVID-19, we will not be able to hold the Janesville Aruna Run on June 6. But we still need your support during this challenging time to sustain freedom to the Aruna Artisans we employ in our freedom business. Please consider registering for our virtual run -- click here for details and to register. All giveaway items will be mailed directly to you and you can run/walk anytime and anywhere, submitting your results to download a finisher certificate.
Events: 5K and 1-Mile
Location: Town Square Pavilion, 69 South River Street, Janesville, WI 53548
Host: The Aruna Project, a US non-profit dedicated to freeing, empowering, and employing sexually enslaved women in India.
Why Run or Walk? Run or walk for Shaban, an enslaved woman the Aruna Project staff personally knows and is working to free from the brothels. Thanks to local race sponsors covering race expenses, 100 percent of registration fees and donations go to bring and sustain freedom to Shaban and other women in desperate need of new beginnings.
Race Giveaways: All giveaway items included in the registration fee are hand-made by Aruna Artisans, freed thanks to funds raised in previous Aruna Runs. Each race participant receives an athletic drawstring backpack and choice of an Aruna Run exclusive headband or sweat towel. Race t-shirts (not made by the women) are available for an additional $7.50 during online registration.
- Packet pick-up and walk-up registration opens at 8:00 a.m.
- Races start at 9:00 am
Fundraising Goal: Our race fundraising goal is $10,000 ($7,500 registration fees + $2,500 donations) -- that would allow Aruna to free, empower, and employ 4 women over the course of a year. A fundraising page will automatically be created for you after registration. Help us reach this goal by actively working to raise funds -- every dollar donated makes a tremendous impact. Download social media ready images and posts from our online fundraising toolkit.
Experience Aruna Products: Make sure to check out the Aruna product table at the race to see, feel, and try on our line of Athleisure products. All bags and headbands are hand-made by Aruna Artisans, freed thanks to funds raised in previous Aruna Runs and now employed in our Freedom Business. Find one you love? Check out the postcard in your race bag for a 10% off online promo code.
Race Director: The Janesville Aruna Run is put on by volunteer race host DeAnna Henkel and her team. You can contact he art firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-481-0265.