We know there are a lot of local 5Ks to choose from that benefit great causes. So why should you register for the 12th Annual Cincinnati Aruna Run?
- Direct impact. 100% of registration fees and additional donations go towards the Aruna Project's mission of freeing, employing, and empowering survivors of human trafficking. Our fundraising goal this year is $75,000 ($50,000 registration fees + $25,000 donations). This money will help us bring and sustain freedom to 30 women over the course of a year. Race expenses are covered by the generosity of local business sponsors.
- Run for Her. You run or walk for an enslaved woman by name - a woman we personally know and are actively working to free. Her name will be on your race bib so you will literally run to help bring her freedom. You will then receive e-mail updates on her freedom journey throughout the year.
- Giveaways crafted in freedom. All giveaway items included in the registration fee are hand-made by our Artisans, freed thanks to funds raised in previous Aruna Runs.
- Artisan story playlist. Listen to our new Artisan story run/walk playlist on Spotify and Apple Music to help empower you to run strong for her.
Together, we can give these brave women bright futures full of love, hope, and joy. Join the fight against human trafficking by registering today.
Save 10% when you register for the Aruna Summer Virtual Run + the Cincinnati Aruna Run
Click here for series registration
Date: Labor Day, 9/6/2021
Location: Smale Riverfront Park, 166 W. Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Events: 5-Mile, 5K, 1-Mile, Elite 1-Mile
- We are planning for a live, in-person race experience
- Each race is also being offered virtually
Race Swag (included in registration fee):
- Athletic drawstring backpack (made by Aruna Artisans)
- Universal gator (made by Aruna Artisans)
- Sweat towel (made by Aruna Artisans)
- Signature race t-shirt (not made by Aruna Artisans)
- Custom race bib with enslaved woman's name--you will run for her freedom!
- 7:00 a.m. - Packet pick-up and walk-up registration open
- 8:00 a.m. - 5-Mile & 5K start
- 9:30 a.m. - Elite 1-Mile starts
- 10:00 a.m. - 1-Mile Run/Walk
Courses: Each race will start/end in Smale Park. View course maps here.
Registration Fees: 100% of fee goes to free, employ, and empower women
- May 18-June 30 - 5-Mile $40; 5K $30; 1-Mile $25
- July 1-August 31 - 5-Mile $45; 5K $35; 1-Mile $30
- September 1-6 - 5-Mile $50; 5K $40; 1-Mile $35
Post Race Food: All race participants will receive:
Parking: The Banks Garage
Registration Deadline: Register online until 15-minutes prior to the start of each race. In-person registration is also available race morning.
Advance Packet Pick-Up: Saturday, September 4 from 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m. (Noon) in Crossroads Oakley Parking Lot (3500 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209)
Interested in running elite? Click here for complete details.