Rise for Freedom

November 14, 2020


Why Rise

Rise to the Challenge

We are excited to bring to you Hagar USA’s first ever ‘virtual challenge’, RISE FOR FREEDOM. This is an event like no other, where supporters will choose their own challenge to complete locally, to raise funds for survivors of slavery, human trafficking and abuse globally. These are survivors of trauma that Hagar walk with each day in Cambodia, Vietnam and Afghanistan.

No matter your fitness level, this event welcomes all! You can choose your own location, activity (e.g. ride, walk, run, swim, hike) and distance (e.g. 1k, 3k, 5k, 10k) to complete.  If you are at a loss for the distance, you could do 4.3k or 40.3k to recognize the 40.3 million people living in slavery today. All you need to do is finish the challenge somewhere between sunRISE and sunset on Saturday, November 14 2020.

Over the past few years, Hagar supporters have come together from across the globe to ‘Run for Freedom’, as part of the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon. However, due to the current health concerns and travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to turn this iconic event VIRTUAL!

It’s time to RISE to break the force of injustice.

Visit the official fundraising page to find out more.

Steps To Get Your Adventure In Motion

GET SET: download the official Journey Guide, set your challenge and goals and visit the official fundraising site to create your account and profile.

RAISE: share the link to your Raisely profile with your network via email and social media and encourage them to follow your journey and donate. Let your friends and family know WHY you are participating in Rise for Freedom and the IMPACT you can make collectively.

TRAIN: map out some realistic milestones to tackle each day and week to help you prepare for the challenge! Download the Strava app and link it to your Raisely fundraising profile so that your backers can follow your training journey.

CONNECT: link up with other participants from across the country by joining the official participant Facebook Group. This is a space where you can share experiences, photos and any tips with other participants from across the country! Connect with other participants, our Hagar team and work in a Zoom Rev Up meet in the week of the event.

RISE: share the action from the big day with your supporters!!

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