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Why Run?


The journey to safety for refugees lasts many years and covers hundreds or thousands of miles. To bring visibility to this journey we’ve created the first annual virtual 5K run/walk: Running for Refugees.

Run or walk, it’s up to you, but you’ll also get a gift from us in return: a Project Refuge candle. Project Refuge lotion candles are handmade by refugee women.

Thanks to all of our sponsors including presenting sponsors: Live On Nebraska, UNO Goldstein Center for Human Rights and Bärchen Beer Garden.

To join, fill out form below.

What: 5k Walk/Run

When: June 19-20
You can run anytime, but we’re highlighting World Refugee Day on June 20.

Cost: $35
Your race fee will help refugees thrive in Omaha.

Where: Wherever you want!
Post pics or tag us on social when you do.

Packet Pickup: Joslyn Museum – World Refugee Day Omaha
2200 Dodge Street • 10 am – 2 pm
Stop by to get your candle and your runner’s packet!