5 Reasons To Register Early For Eden's Run 5K

our 7th year is going to be the best yet!

Posted by OBS Team on August 3rd, 2016

Our annual 5K fundraiser is back for its 7th year and will be the biggest one yet! Last year, Eden's Run 5K grew by a whopping 493% and we're expecting even more runners and fundraisers this year. 


Here's 5 reasons why you should be a pro and register early. 

1. This Event Supports An Underserved Cause

The crisis in Sudan is one of the biggest global issues in the world today, yet it receives very little attention. Right now, millions of people in Sudan are taking a stand against one of the most violent and oppressive governments in the world. More on that here

Operation Broken Silence is one of the only organizations in the world that is consistently using the power of documentary film and photography to show people what is happening in Sudan. We then use our media to inspire people to get involved by fundraising for and giving to our education and emergency relief programs on the ground in Sudan. 

By registering early for Eden's Run 5K, you're standing up and saying that this is important and needs more attention. REGISTER TODAY »

2. Big Goals Mean That Every Runner Counts

Every year, Eden's Run 5K has had a fundraising goal that has never been met. This is the year we change that! We have two goals we need your help reaching this year:

  1. Recruiting over 150 runners before race day.
  2. Raise $15,000 by the end of the event on October 22.

With two registration options this year that separate fundraising from entry fees, it is easier than ever to register early, ask your friends to join you, and fundraise if that is the registration option you choose. 

These two goals are easily attainable if we all pitch in. REGISTER TODAY »

3. Your Friends Will Register If You Register

Last year A LOT of runners waited until the last minute to sign up and were unable to reach their fundraising goal. The reason why? Many runners let us know they signed up late because they were waiting to see if any of their friends were going to sign up. 

By registering right now, you will be giving your friends and fellow runners a reason to not wait until the last minute to register. This will go a long way in helping us meet our goals! REGISTER TODAY »

4. Registering Early Means More Time To Fundraise

If you choose to register for free by accepting the $100 fundraising challenge, then registering early is especially important for you! Registering early means you have more time to fundraise and aim at winning one of our fundraising awards! And remember, if you don't hit a minimum of $100 raised on your personal fundraising page you have to pay the remaining amount on race day to run. So, better to knock that out early and not have to worry about it!

If you choose to register by paying the entry fee and skipping fundraising, earlybird registration ends on October 8 and is followed by a price hike. There won't be extended earlybird registration this year for those who miss the deadline. REGISTER TODAY »

5. This 5K Is For Everyone!

Eden's Run 5K is on a certified 5K course and is a timed run/walk, but that doesn't mean that this is a 5K only for serious runners! Whether you are training for a bigger race or just enjoy the occasional 5K run/walk with your family, this event is open to everyone. Jogging strollers are welcomed for the really little ones and if you have kids 13 years old and younger, they can join you for free.



Operation Broken Silence is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization leading a global movement for peace and justice in Sudan through innovative programs. Sign up for our email list to get occassional updates from us. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

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