Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Second Annual Justice Run Returns to Littleton This Fall

Photo (c) More Sugar Than Spice
What do you do when you love to run and you hate human trafficking? For Jenny Watson, of Littleton, Colorado, you whip up a 5k from scratch in the fall of 2010 and then add to it a 10k for the 2011 year.
Photo (c) More Sugar Than Spice

The second annual Justice Run (www.thejusticerun.org) will once again be hosted by the Littleton, Colorado Y (mca) on Sunday, September 25, 2011 beginning at 8:30 AM and take place on the beautiful Highline Canal and Lee Gulch trails.

The event is designed for all ages and consists of a fun run for the kiddos, a 5k walk/run and a 10k run. Both races are certified and professionally timed. Post-race runners will find kids’ activities, food and beverages, a raffle and awards.

Registration prices are as follows:

Adults 18-25 – $30
Seniors 60+ -$25
Children 17 & under – $20
Adults 18-25 – $25
Seniors 60+ -$20
Children 17 & under – $15
Kids Fun Run – FREE

Visit www.thejusticerun.org for more information or to register. Each registration includes a t-shirt, goody-bag, a post-race meal and raffle entry.

When asked to share her inspiration for facilitating the Justice Run Watson replied,

“I remember when I was first confronted with the issue of human trafficking I was heartbroken by the stories and images of these girls and women all over the world, held against their will. I wondered, “How can something like this actually be happening in the 21st century? Why is no one helping these people and freeing these slaves.

"I wanted to do something to help, something substantial. We have friends who are a part of the huge network of people working on the front lines. They founded the Justice Project with the desire to see a complete effort developed in their region to combat Human Trafficking, including outreaches to the red light district, building a restoration center for rescued victims, and forming small groups to focus on different aspects of combatting Trafficking. They are the ones that I wanted to help. I wanted the people, who have given up everything to go in to the world and make this their life’s cause, to know that we, here in Littleton, CO, had their back.”

Jenny Watson and the Justice Run team would like to thank: 

Freeway and Longmont Ford who return as the Title Sponsors for this year’s run, Pixel Nine Design who has recently come on board providing the Justice Run with a new website, Ultimate Sounds who will supply music and sound equipment and  More Sugar Than Spice Photography.

Last year over $7,500.00 was raised to fight human trafficking with a goal to double that this September. Proceeds from the race will go to the Justice Project. To find out more visit: www.thejusticerun.org.

Rebecca Dunning is an award winning writer who lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and three children. She not only loves to read and write but also enjoys hiking, climbing mountains 14,000 feet or higher, traveling the world and about anything else out-of-doors. Ms. Dunning is a regular contributor to The Gazette, Pikes Peak Parent and FreshInk. Rebecca is also the author of two children's books: The Real-Life Princess and Beetle Hunter as well as her first novel, The Awen: Book One of the Sacred Oak Series.


Annie said...

That's a great cause Rebecca - good for you to post about it and bring even more awareness to stopping human trafficking.

I'd love to hear that the run doubled the funds from last time!

Yes I Blog said...

I'm a new follower from Blog Frog! :-)


Rebecca Bany said...

Great post/info! Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Dunning said...

Rebecca, thanks for dropping by. I checked out yours as well!

Rebecca Dunning said...

Annie, I'll keep everyone posted on how it does!

Heather O said...

I hope the run generates a ton of money and awareness to the issue of human trafficking! A worthy cause if ever I heard one!

DitzyRedhead said...

this is a fantastic cause that doesn't get enough exposure. Thank you.

jillconyers said...

What a great post. Running and a good cause. From a visitor and new follower from blog frog :)

Rebecca Dunning said...

Thanks all for stopping by!

Theresa Ip Froehlich said...

Rebecca, I'm from the BlogFrog Mom Loop. Your passion for justice is contagious. Human trafficking usually targets the weak and powerless. Indeed, we have to stand up to cry out against it. How wonderful to get kids involved too.

Theresa Froehlich

Kathy said...

What a great cause. Thanks for shining a spotlight on it! I found your blog on the new member list at Voiceboks and am so glad I did! Now a happy follower.

Steph said...

Hi, welcome to vBoks! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely wonderful! Congratulations and Welcome to VoiceBoks. I'm so glad I found your blog - I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll come visit and follow my blog to so we can be official blogging friends. I'd like a caring conscious friend like you. Thanks!

Mommy LaDy Club said...

What a great cause, and I'm sure it's quite dangerous for those working on the front lines. It's nice to know they are there! Great to meet you on voiceboks...

gkbccb said...

found ya on BFF asking for followers, got your follow plz follow mine back


wideeyedgirl said...

HI Rebecca

Stopping by from Voiceboks - I wish I could get involved in the run but firstly live in Sydney and secondly haven't really exercised since giving birth to my second boy - very bad!!! In any case am looking forward to reading more of your blog and am your newest follower. Would love if you checked out mine as having a professional writer's opinion would be great!

See you in the blogosphere,

Laura said...

I have 2 daughters & human trafficking scares me. I blog about it & wrote a paper on human trafficking for my psych class. It is so scary. I hope the run raises a lot of money.

Stopping by from Voice Bok!

ArtMuse Dog and Carol said...

Rebecca ~ you are doing wonderful things ~ And having fun ~ great ideas ^_^

mike said...

This is a topic easily overlooked because it is not thought of here in the U.S.
I am a new follower from Blog Frog. Nice site.

jbplbarbara said...

Awesome race to protect all those women and children in human trafficking. What a great cause!!! Visiting from VoiceBok and hope you can come by & follow my blog at Espanol para Ninos (Spanish for Kids).
Many blessings,

Rebecca Dunning said...

Hey all, I love the support and encouragement! Thanks for reading and spread the word!

Tanya said...

What a fantastic reason to run. I'm a runner but I've been off the wagon recently- thanks for inspiring me to get back out there.