Eden's Run 5K For Refugee Education
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | Shelby Farms Park
Welcome to the 10th annual Eden's Run 5K!
This annual run and walk event directly benefits Operation Broken Silence's childhood education program in war-torn Sudan. This year marks a big milestone for this special family-friendly run, so this event is growing to a new level!
Eden Siskind is one of our movement members who started this annual run to benefit the Sudanese people when she was a student at Lausanne Collegiate School here in Memphis, TN. She ran and grew this event every year on her own and used it as a tool to get her friends and family involved. In 2014 and as she prepared to head off to college, Eden transitioned her namesake race to our organization. We have been managing and growing this event to continue serving the Sudanese ever since, and we continue to use it as a unique way to get new people involved. And yes, we still keep up with Eden and she's still involved with our organization!
The Race Course
Eden's Run 5K For Refugee Education takes you through the beautiful and paved Chickasaw Trail at Shelby Farms Park. We mix things up by doing the course backwards, which means you'll get a little bit of an extra workout. And since race day is in September, the weather is normally sunny and perfect every year.
Your Support Empowers Teachers & Students
This special run directly benefits our primary school and high school in Yida Refugee Camp, where we support 24 Sudanese teachers and nearly 1,500 children every day. Many of the students at these two schools in Yida have been seperated from their parents or orphaned due to the genocidal war they fled in Sudan. By registering for Eden's Run 5K, you are ensuring that these teachers and children will continue getting the support they deserve in the months ahead. If you can't run this year's 5K, you can still make a donation towards our $20,000 goal.
Registration & Other Details
Each registration includes the run, a runners bag that includes a t-shirt and completion medal, food, event photos, yard games, and more. Some of our sponsors will also be there doing a percentage of sales giveback to our education program. When you buy, they give! This year you can register for free and raise $125 through a fundraising page before race day or pay-to-enter and skip fundraising.
Additional Ways To Get Involved
Become a Team Captain by starting a fundraising team! DOWNLOAD TEAM CAPTAIN PACKET » (coming soon)
Get your brand involved! This year's sponsorship opportunities have expanded to include more perks for sponsors and generate even more impact in our life-changing education program. DOWNLOAD SPONSORSHIP PACKET »