Mark Saturday, June 1st 2013 on your calendar for the 12th Annual Run for Rights. Whether you choose to walk, run, cycle or rollerblade, this event is a great way to get some exercise or warm up for the Manitoba marathon in support of social justice and human rights.
To take part in the Run for Rights, you may collect pledges for — or make a donation to — one of the participating organziations (see list below). You may also do the same for the Run for Rights as a group, in which case funds are used to support all participating organizations. Everyone is welcome, and there is no minimum donation or pledge required to participate!
Please download your pledge form or donation form (below) and use it for your registration. All pledges will be collected the day of the race. Registration takes place Saturday June 1st from 8:30 to 9:00 AM at Kildonan Park, and the run starts at 9:30 AM. Please bring your registration form, your pledge money or donation, and a water bottle (water refills will be provided along the route). The Run for Rights is a “Fun Run” – participants will be responsible for recording their own times.
For more information on getting involved, call (204) 471-6426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Donation form for all groups||Download|
|Run for Rights Coalition (raise funds to support all participating organizations)||Download|
|Accountable Development Works||Download|
|Afghan-Canadian Women’s Organization||Download|
|Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan (ANAK) Inc.||Download|
|Canada Palestine Support Network||Download|
|Community Unemployed Help Centre||Download|
|Eritrean-Canadian Human Rights Group of Manitoba||Download|
|Fazhan International Program||Download|
|LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment)||Download|
|Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties||Download|
|Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc. (Welcome Place)||Download|
|Solidarity Committee for Ethiopian Political Prisoners||Download|
|Winnipeg Haiti Solidarity Group||Download|
Run for Rights is a coalition of diverse organizations working together to organize this event. Each organization is fully independent in undertaking their human rights and social justice work. The strategies and policy positions adopted by participating organizations are not necessarily shared by other coalition members.
Our scenic 5 km route starts and ends in Kildonan Park and and takes you out onto lovely Scotia Street. Participants wishing to complete 10km will travel the route twice!
On the day of the run, we encourage you to walk, ride your bike, or bus it to Kildonan Park for registration. If you are driving, please try to car pool with friends who are also in the run. Parking can be found on the streets south of Kildonan Park, and in the public parking lot beside the Pavilion inside the park. If you are going to park inside Kildonan Park, please make sure you get there well before 9 AM as there are several other events going on in the park June 1st!
Help us promote the Run for Rights by putting up a poster (or many!) at your school, work place or elsewhere in your community, or by passing one on to a friend.
Download the Run for Rights poster (11″ × 17″, colour)
Download the Run for Rights poster (11″ × 17″, black & white)
Date: Friday, May 10th, 2013.
Location: West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue.
Net proceeds from the concert will be used to support the Run for Rights.
Check out some photos from last year’s run, courtesy of Ted Grant/ChrisD.ca.