On August 3rd and 4th, 2018, a Running for Refuge team of 7 students returned to RFR's birthplace...Vermont!! Despite heavy rain and copious amounts of mud, we ran a 100ish-mile Ragnar trail relay over 24 hours on Mt. Ascutney, fundraising for USCRI Vermont and School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA), an Afghan-led private boarding school for girls, the first of its kind in Afghanistan.
On May 12th, 2018, a Running for Refuge team of 12 students finished our 24-hour, 200-mile Ragnar race across Cape Cod from Hull to Provincetown to continue fundraising for refugees. We placed first in our division, finished 2 hours ahead of schedule, and raised money that we were thrilled to donate to the Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus, also know as the RISSE Center in Albany, NY. Thank you for your support.
Enjoy this video about our adventure!
We finished our run across Vermont on August 7th, 2017. Thank you to everyone who has encouraged us on this adventure to support USCRI Vermont. Stay tuned to hear what Running for Refuge is planning next!
Running for Refuge recently sponsored the creation of a video to combat bias and discrimination against Islam.
The film is an attempt to humanize a religion that is often viewed through a lens of fear, reiterate the difference between the doctrines of a society's religion versus those of its culture, and promote global tolerance.
Watch the video here!
Our first ever public 5K Run for Refuge was a success!! The event was held at and sponsored by the Catamount Outdoor Family Center of Williston, Vermont, as part of their weekly trail series. Thank you to everyone who came to support us and donate to our cause!