Selah Freedom’s 3rd Annual Freedom Run Returns This October
Local nonprofit offers a unique racing opportunity to the community
Sarasota, Fla.—September 29, 2014— Grab your running shoes and head over to The John Ringling Causeway on Oct. 18 for a unique 5k/10k challenge! Selah Freedom, a local nonprofit dedicated to confront the issue of sex trafficking, is having their annual Freedom Run on Saturday, October 18 starting at 7:30 a.m.
This is a very unique event as it challenges participants to finish a 10k in one hour before starting with the 5k at 8:30 a.m. for a combined time. Runners (or walkers) have the opportunity to enter the 10k, and continue running to complete the 5k as a personal challenge. Starting at the John Ringling Causeway and finishing at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, participants will experience some of Sarasota’s most alluring attractions. The run was designed by an Ironman, specifically to be a challenge for the elite athlete. However, there is a normal 5k as well as a family fun run, so anyone—no matter their athletic ability, is encouraged to come out a support a great cause.
“We’re really excited to offer this great opportunity for runners as well as raise awareness of this great cause,” stated Elizabeth Fisher, CEO of Selah Freedom. “Competitive and leisure runners alike will love this event.”
The raised funds will be used for supporting Selah Freedom. The organization is growing and has recently built a new property which can house more women.
Details of the event:
Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2014 (For guaranteed t-shirt, please register by October 4th)
Time: 7:30 AM – Selah Freedom Run 10K
8:30 AM – Selah Freedom Run 5K
8:45 AM – Family Fun Walk (1 mile)
Price: 5k – $20
10k – $30
5k & 10k Challenge – $40
Family Fun Walk – $10
$5 additional fee if registering on day of event.
Parking: Parking for the event will take place at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Registration Details: Race day registration will begin at 6:30 AM. Early packet pick up will be available on October 17th at Fit 2 Run located at 1400 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. The 5k and 10k Challenge will allow registrants to run both distances (having one hour to complete the 10k) for a combined time that will be given separate awards.
To donate to and support Selah Freedom, visit www.SelahFreedom.com, email [email protected] or call 941-302-2299.
About Selah Freedom
Based in Sarasota, Fla., Selah Freedom’s sole focus is ending human trafficking and sexual exploitation on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Started in 2010 with guidance and mentoring from Atlanta-based and nationally renowned, Wellspring Living, Selah Freedom offers survivors the life-changing services and tools necessary to free themselves from this type of exploitation through support and recovery groups, as well as a holistic residential restorative program. For more information, or to donate, visit www.SelahFreedom.com.