The second annual Aruna Run 5K and one-mile run/walk will return to Janesville on Saturday, June 23, at Rockport Park, according to a news release.
The Aruna Project is organizing the event, one of 15 such races across the country. The nonprofit will use all registration fees and donations to help sexually enslaved women in India gain freedom and adjust to normal lives, according to the release.
Participants can run for a specific enslaved woman to raise awareness and money for her. Forty-five women have been freed and employed thanks to the Aruna Project’s efforts since 2015, according to the release.
Nearly 100 people participated in last year’s Janesville race and raised $8,000.
This year, the entry fee is $30 for adults and $18 for kids ages 6 to 15. Children 5 and younger are free.
Participants—not including the children 5 and younger—will receive a T-shirt, drawstring bag and participation medal.
Both races begin at 9 a.m. Registration opens at 8 a.m., according to the release.