Run For Freedom
Join Hagar survivors, staff and supporters to Run for Freedom. Participate in the Angkor Wat Half Marathon and raise funds to support women and children who have been trafficked or abused.
Sunday 2 December 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
3km, 10km or half-marathon categories, run or walk around the picturesque temples of Angkor Wat.
Imagine running through one of the world’s most famous temples to help transform the lives of women and children who have been trafficked or abused.
Rally your family and friends to sponsor you and help raise funds and awareness to support Hagar’s work combating trafficking, slavery and abuse; directly helping those who have survived these practices to rebuild their lives.
While in Siem Reap, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Hagar’s work, meet our staff in Cambodia and run alongside survivors who we have supported through their recovery, all while exploring an incredible city and staying active!
Download the Run For Freedom Information Pack, to find out more.
ABOUT THE MARATHON
The Angkor Wat International Half Marathon was started in 1996 as an appeal to the world to support the ban on the use of antipersonnel mines. Runners from all over the world participate in this event and entry fees continue to support those who have been injured by landmines.
The marathon offers the chance to run on an incredibly unique course in a UNESCO world heritage listed area with ancient temples and trees – bring your camera and snap some photos along the way!
There are three distances; 3km family run/walk, 10km road race or 21km half marathon
Each category starts and finishes at the iconic Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap and follows a flat course – so there are no killer hills!
At Hagar we are committed to the whole journey.
The whole journey starts with a survivor, an individual who has experienced severe trauma as a result of slavery, trafficking or abuse. From the moment that individual enters our care, we work with them to assess what their needs are and offer a full range of intensive services.
We can provide a safe place to live, counselling, case management, legal support, education and economic empowerment. Through your support, Hagar seeks to rebuild trust and resilience, creating opportunities for each individual to not simply survive, but thrive!
Here at Hagar we believe the whole journey is every step taken by a survivor towards healing.
REGISTER TO JOIN
Step 1: Sign up here for the run and pick your distance
Step 2: Let the team at Hagar know you have registered so we can add you to our Team and keep you updated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: Start Fundraising and letting your friends know!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST YEAR
“Our girls take part in many overseas tours and service learning projects, the Run for Freedom with Hagar is by far the most transformative for our students. When preparing to travel to Cambodia Students learn about the history of the region, the culture and effects of war.
Our students were particularly interested in learning about how they can contribute to ending modern day slavery and ensure their future travel and volunteering in the region is ethical and not exploitative”.
Renée Jackson, Student Enterprise Manager, Melbourne Girls Grammar School