EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATE!

VIRTUAL Participants can upload times & photos May 3 - May 6


In-Person 5K Run/Walk: TBD


Rising Hearts is honored and grateful to bring the community together to honor, uplift, and send prayers for missing and murdered Indigenous relatives, their families, and for the advocates within these spaces - their dedication and their heart work to support the families, communities, the advocacy and finding solutions to end this epidemic.

In 2021, we were able to raise $75,000+! This is all thanks to the many participants that supported this event and campaign for awareness, and our Indigenous communities. We were able to donate over $30k to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, $16k to Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains, as well as nearly a dozen $1500 - $600 donations to multiple MMIR families, advocates, survivors and organizations, doing the heart work to fight for justice and end this violence. In 2022, we were able to donate just over $21k to NIWRC, Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, Sovereign Bodies Institute and more.  Let’s do that again this year and reach our big fundraising goal to give back! And in 2023, we raised $18,000 that we were able to give back to the heart work to.

We have many voices doing this heart work to advocate and fight for a better future for our next generations.  We continue to educate, advocate, create content, uplift, and build community to work towards that future together. This epidemic of violence has impacted our communities, across colonial borders, and is impacting so many families, whose stolen relatives have been erased, who are invisible (outside of Indigenous communities), families and relatives who experience racism on so many levels, and continue to not get the platform and space to be seen, heard, and fought for.  We can change that. Be in community with us! Join us for this run/walk/event and be sure to join us in all the virtual events that are being organized for the week of action that you can participate in and learn from.

We have a big goal to give back in a big way!

Join us in this virtual run and events to help us raise $30,000 to give back to the communities in this work so that we can end the violence and systemic barriers that are happening and to run for justice and healing.

Run in solidarity! Wear red on May 3rd and through the 6th.
Uplift this movement and the heart work.

- Join a team or create a team
- Purchase stickers
- Sponsor a relative/donate an entry
- Options to just donate

Let's continue to build community. Let's show up in whatever way we can to amplify and be part of a mobilized movement and call for change. Let's support those in this work and the families. Let's find solutions to ending this epidemic.

“The current reports of abduction and murder of Native women and girls are alarming and represent one of the most horrific aspects of the spectrum of violence committed against Native women. The issues surrounding missing and murdered Native women must be brought into the public's awareness to increase accountability of the justice systems. Now is the time for action!” -Lucy Simpson, Diné, NIWRC Executive Director

Want to learn more, how you can take action? Visit here, to participate in the week of action events hosted by NIWRC!

"Running is medicine. Running is tradition. Running is healing. Running is prayer. Running is community. Indigenous people are known for running for the messages they carry for the prayers they carry for the tradition it brings. Running can help raise awareness of the things most important to us and to help build community through running. To acknowledge the past and what Native people have had to experience to be here today. We celebrate the present existence of Indigenous people and all the good medicine we bring to our relatives and our communities. As we look ahead we have the opportunity to dismantle current systems of oppression and racism and rebuild a better and visible future for our peoples and lands! Our relatives across Turtle Island (North America) are sharing so much of their heart work to support their communities and build a future for our next generations. This virtual race is to call people in and support these amazing initiatives and efforts."  Jordan Marie Daniel

@rising_hearts   @elitefeats



Upload your times & photos 5/3 - 5/6



Running For Justice shirt with partner, Bakline will be available soon!


REGISTER

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATE!
Select the 5K, 10K & HM Trifecta and Save $35 Off Full Registration & Support All 3 Organizations!

UNCHECK to select a run/virtual option.


SPONSOR A RUNNER DONATION

You are NOT registering a participant or family member - this is a donation to support a runner in need. The event team will issue a coupon code/s to a runner/s in need - Thank you!

Are you a runner in need? Please email: [email protected]

You are being a good relative by donating to someone in need!
(This is not a sponsorship to your own personal relative)

I do not want to register.
You are being a good relative by donating to someone in need!
(This is not a sponsorship to your own personal relative)


THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

Additional donations are evenly distributed to these organizations: Sovereign Bodies Institute - National Indigenous Women's Resource Center - Alaska Native Women's Resource Center - Rising Hearts.  

Suggested Amounts

PARTICIPANT INFO

Items will not be shipped internationally.
You can still participate and post your times/photos!


LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Acknowledge the Indigenous Lands you will run on by having it placed on your run bib. Unfortunately if you live abroad bibs are not shipped outside the United States/Turtle Island.

RESOURCES TO USE TO FIND THE INDIGENOUS LANDS YOU ARE ON:

A. Download the NativeLand App - this is a great resource.

B. Visit https://native-land.ca/ 


OPTIONAL JOIN/CREATE A TEAM

Would you like to join or create a team?


FOR ADDITIONAL PURCHASE

Stickers

  • Indigenous Peoples Day

    Indigenous Peoples Day

    Bundle of 5 Stickers
    Rectangle Matte

    $7.00 ea.

  • Every Child Matters

    Every Child Matters

    Bundle of 5 Stickers
    3" Matte

    $7.00 ea.

  • Rising Hearts

    Rising Hearts

    Bundle of 5 Stickers
    3" Matte

    $7.00 ea.

  • Rising Hearts (Small)

    Rising Hearts (Small)

    Bundle of 5 Stickers
    1.5" Matte

    $7.00 ea.

  • Running with Purpose

    Running with Purpose

    Bundle of 5 Stickers
    3" Matte

    $7.00 ea.

  • Running on Native Lands

    Running on Native Lands

    Bundle of 5 Stickers
    3" Matte

    $7.00 ea.

  • Earth Day

    Earth Day

    Bundle of 5 Stickers

    $7.00 ea.

  • Be A Good Relative

    Be A Good Relative

    Bundle of 5 Stickers

    $7.00 ea.

  • Running for Justice

    Running for Justice

    Bundle of 5 Stickers
    3" Matte

    $7.00 ea.

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ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

RACE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Nor are they transferable from year to year. Once you are signed up, race fees are used for race expenses and cannot be returned.

In consideration of accepting this entry, I understand and agree to be legally bound hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and waive, release and hold harmless 2024 Running for Justice Virtual 5K, 10K & Half Marathon and In-Person 5K, District of Columbia, Rising Hearts, elitefeats inc., and any volunteers and all race sponsors and their agents, employees and representatives for any and all injuries, claims, liabilities and causes of action related to my participation in this event. I attest that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and that my condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. I further grant permission to any of the foregoing organizations to take and use photographs, video, and recordings or any other record of this event for any purpose whatsoever.

If signed by a parent, the parent agrees to release and hold the above-named organizations and persons harmless of any claims which may be asserted by or on behalf of the entrant as well.

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