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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Stop the Trafficking is a collaborative, community-wide
event to raise awareness about human trafficking.

All proceeds from the race will be designated to organizations
working to help sexually exploited youth and women.

The Event

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Saturday, June 9 | 8:30 a

Where

Purgatory Creek Park
13001 Technology Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Registration

Early-bird rates, ending March 31:

Youth (5 – 17 yrs) - $20; Adults (18 yrs +) - $30
 

Regular rates:

Youth - $30; Adults 18 yrs + - $40
 

Same-day registration is also available:

Youth - $35; Adults - $45

 

Interested in helping raise additional funds?

A link will soon be available to sponsor runners or donate additional funds.

All funds received through this link will go to the anti-trafficking organizations benefitting from this year’s race.

Packet Pick-up

Race packets can be picked up at any of the following times. We recommend coming before race day to avoid long wait times. If you are picking up for another participant, please bring a photo copy of his/her ID.

Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Grace Church (9301 Eden Prairie Road)

Friday, June 8, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Eden Prairie Shopping Center (Housing & Community Services Office, Lower Level)

Race Day starting at 7:30 am

Race Details

Our course is chip-timed; however, it is optional. You can indicate your preferences on the registration form. Chip-timed results will be texted and/or emailed to participants after the race. Finish line photos can also be downloaded for free. Top chip-timed finishers in the following categories will be recognized with medals at the end of the race: Youth – Boys & Girls (14 yrs & younger); Adult – Men & Women (15 yrs +) and Senior – Men & Women (60 yrs +).

Each participant will receive a dry-fit t-shirt. On race day, there will be post-race food and beverages for participants along with free chair massages and entertaining live music. Anti-trafficking organizations benefitting from the proceeds of our run will have informational booths set-up.

About

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Stop the Trafficking is a collaborative event to raise awareness about human trafficking. A team comprised of representatives from local churches, businesses and the City of Eden Prairie are working together to plan this event in cooperation with local anti-trafficking organizations.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. It is considered one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world, 2nd to drugs.

Our communities are personally affected by human trafficking including the sexual exploitation of children. The average age a child becomes a victim of sex trafficking in the United States is 12 – 14 years old, and at least 100,000 children are exploited every year within our borders.

Our goal through this 5K Walk/Run for Justice is to come together as a community, raise awareness and engage in the fight to Stop the Trafficking. All proceeds from the race will be designated to organizations working to help sexually exploited youth and women. In the past, proceeds have benefited The Link – Passageways Home, Terebrinth Refuge, Heartland Girls Ranch, Source Ministries, Breaking Free, Mission21, Cornerstone, Open Hands Foundation (Hope Hope) and International Justice Mission (Dominican Republic).

“Nothing happens just because we are aware of modern-day slavery, but nothing will ever happen until we are.” – Gary Haugen, International Justice Mission (IJM)

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