Join the journey of Hagar survivors, staff and supporters who will be running to raise funds in support of women and children who have been trafficked, enslaved and abused. Run for freedom will take place on Sunday, 8 December in Siem Reap, Cambodia as part of the iconic Angkor Wat Half Marathon.

Register to Participate

Step 1: Download the Run For Freedom Participant Information Pack.

Step 2: Sign up here for the run and pick your distance.

Step 3: Let the team at Hagar know you have registered so we can add you to our Team, send you a list of recommended hotels and keep you updated. Please email gemma.robertson@hagar.org.au.

Step 4: Set up your fundraising page here.

Step 5: Download the fundraising guide for tips on rounding up your family and friends to sponsor you.

Step 6: Book your travel to Cambodia. 

Do something extraordinary in 2019!

Imagine running around one of the world’s most famous and picturesque landmarks to help transform the lives of women and children who have been trafficked, enslaved or abused. 

By inspiring your family and friends to follow your journey and sponsor you, you will help raise funds and awareness to support Hagar’s life-transforming work.

Also, while in Siem Reap, you’ll get a glimpse into the world of Hagar! You will have the opportunity to learn more about our work, meet our frontline staff, and run alongside survivors who are being supported by Hagar to rebuild their lives. It will be an incredible and rewarding way to explore the city, understand its people and stay active!

 

2019 Goal!

In 2019, our goal is for each participant to raise a minimum of $1,000 each. If you break that down, that could simply be 20 family members or friends donating $50 each. That’s pretty achievable, right?

However, this is just the minimum and we encourge you to go all out in your fundraising. The more funds we raise, the more survivors of trafficking, slavery and abuse we can support to heal and rebuild their lives.

Last year, a couple of our participants raised more than $13,000 each! We’d love to see that target smashed this year. Maybe you could be the person to set a new fundraising record for Run for Freedom? Anything is possible!

About the Run

The run will take place on Sunday, 8 December 2019 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

You will join survivors, staff and supporters from around the world, as together we participate in the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon with about 10,000 other participants from around the world. The choice is yours: you can run or walk 5km, 10km or the half marathon, which is 21km.

Never run before? Perfect! Of course, you can opt to walk any of the course, but we’ve also had some inspiring past participants who had never run before in their lives and took on the half marathon. In fact, we’ve found that those who have never run before are often the best fundraisers because their family and friends are eager to support them as they get out of their comfort zone, try something new and set themselves a personal challenge. Start training now and this could be the best thing you do in 2019.

The Angkor Wat International Half Marathon was started in 1996 as an appeal to the world to support the ban on 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. Further details can be found on the official Angkor Was International Half Marathon website.

Highlights from Past Participants

“The trip allowed us to totally immerse ourselves in Cambodian culture, whilst giving back to a community that has been shattered by war. I would encourage you to think about going on this trip, as it certainly has made my resolve stronger to help make a difference, no matter how small, whilst achieving something on a personal and physical level too. I am extremely proud of the other 14 girls and our 3 teachers for crossing that finish line in Siem Reap. As hard as the physical pain of running a half marathon was, the memories of achieving such a challenge is something that will stay with us forever.”

 Eliza Mills, student participant from Melbourne Girls Grammar

 

 

 

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