VIRTUAL UPLOAD TIMES & PHOTOS 9/11 - 9/19
SWAG ITEMS SHIPPING BEGINS 9/9
Includes t-shirt & personalized bib
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Registration and check-in is at The GasCap Basketball Court Parking Lot
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Upload your times & photos beginning 9/11 - 9/19
TRACKING YOUR DISTANCE
4 Laps to one Mile on a Track
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Download free app Strava & hit 'Record'
HOW TO POST TIMES
1. Cover ground whenever & wherever you'd like!
2. On Start Date visit elitefeats.com/Results - search this event.
3. Search your name - click Update.
4. Enter your time.
5. Optional upload up to 5 photos.
WHEN TO POST
EARLY REGISTRANTS (before start day) can start posting times ON start day!
LATE REGISTRANTS (after start day) allow up to 24 hours to post times.
BIB MAILING begins Monday prior to start day. If you register after this, please allow 3-5 business days to receive.
You don't need the bib to participate, it's a keepsake!
*LAST DAY TO REGISTER & POST TIMES IS 9/19
PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THE EVENT
In August 2019, 18-year-old Kaysera Stops Pretty Places was murdered in Big Horn County, Montana. Two years have passed since her murder, and the FBI, Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, and the Montana Department of Justice have done nothing to undertake a criminal investigation. This miscarriage of justice cannot stand. Law enforcement must be held accountable so we can finally bring #JusticeForKaysera.
Kaysera’s family, in collaboration with the NIWRC, Sovereign Bodies Institute, Rising Hearts, Elite Feats, and Bethany Yellowtail, will be hosting events in Kaysera’s name beginning on August 24, the day Kaysera went missing, through August 29 (the day her body was found), and ending on September 11, the day Kaysera’s family was notified her body had been found. Please join us in the fight to bring #JusticeforKaysera.
Individuals can support the family’s fight for justice by showing up in person at a rally or vigil held in Kaysera’s honor. For individuals who cannot be in Hardin, or have concerns about appearing in public due to COVID, there are several ways in which individuals can show their support digitally, no matter where they are. For instance, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is hosting two Twitter storms, where individuals can speak up and demand justice for Kaysera online, on Twitter. Also, the Sovereign Bodies Institute is hosting two livestream discussions that will focus on the crisis of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Woman and Girls in Montana and across the United States.
The family also encourages individuals to send letters or any form of written communication to the elected and appointed leaders in both the Montana and United States governments who have failed Kaysera. Two years is inexcusable. Both the federal government and the United States have had every opportunity to undertake a legitimate criminal investigation, and they have failed to do so. Below is a list of events that individuals can participate in.
“This month of events marks the third year we have held calls to action demanding Justice for Kaysera. We have had to organize and advocate for ourselves in our ongoing fight to hold law enforcement accountable to investigate Kaysera’s murder,” states Dr. Grace Bulltail, Kaysera’s aunt.
“No family should ever have to wait this long,” states Mary Kathryn Nagle, attorney for Kaysera’s family. “Her murder isn’t being investigated not because there are no suspects or because there hasn’t been any evidence. Instead, her murder isn’t being investigated because as Americans, we have failed to hold our elected and appointed governmental officials responsible for their abdication of their own duties and responsibilities. Please join the family in demanding that officials in the Big Horn County, Montana, and the federal government do their jobs and investigate Kaysera’s murder.”
“I want to thank all of the supporters and organizations who have stood by us as we fight to bring my granddaughter justice. We will continue to fight for Kaysera until law enforcement and Montana State officials do their jobs and investigate her murder. Please continue your support and stand with us as we hold them accountable,” states Yolanda Fraser, Kaysera’s grandmother and legal guardian.
Please also sign the petition demanding #JusticeForKaysera, which can be found at: https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-kaysera-stops-pretty-places/sign
#JusticeForKaysera Schedule of Events August 24 through September 11, 2021
About the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center:
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. NIWRC provides national leadership in ending gender-based violence in tribal communities by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty. niwrc.org