DC Area Race Calendar
Collective Run for Collective Freedom
In order to permanently end human trafficking, we must be able to collaborate and work together to ensure a free and dignified future for all. This is why we at Collective Liberty are kicking off our inaugural Collective Run for Collective Freedom 5K. Together we can run (or walk, hike, bike, or even swim) towards a better future.
Trafficking in the United States
Human trafficking is one of the worst forms of trauma and exploitation that can occur to a person. The sheer evil of manipulating and exploiting another human being for profit is unthinkable for most people. Yet there are over 25 million people who are trafficked globally and more than 400,000 in the US alone. Profits exceed $150 billion a year, and are easily “laundered” through the current financial system. Traffickers benefit and profit significantly from lack of coordination and collaboration, utilizing our hyper-connected culture to mask their trail, moving freely within and across jurisdictions.
At Collective Liberty, we focus on disrupting human trafficking markets across the 25+ types of human trafficking identified in the United States. Since traffickers are highly networked in their organized criminal operations, our disruption efforts must also be networked. We collaborate across the nation, identifying and elevating local heroes, bringing solutions to the national stage, and building bridges for us all to work together across the US.
Our support has resulted in the arrest of more than 1000 traffickers who were referred for prosecution, as well as the arrest of more than 1500 buyers, many of whom were attempting to purchase sexual access to a minor (with more kids spending so much more time online unattended due to COVID, they are often left highly exposed). With the tireless efforts of our team we have been able to train nearly 8,000 professionals to be trauma-informed, victim-centered professionals committed to ending trafficking in their region.
A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Running and walking on your own, or with friends!
You can choose to run as:
Register for the Race – $10
Register for the Race and Receive a Personalized Digital Race Bib – $20
Register for the Race and Receive a Personalized Digital Race Bib and Collective Run for Collective Freedom 5K Race Medal – $40
The group with the highest fundraising amount will receive the Collective Liberty Hero Banner – 2021
The group with the highest number of participating members will receive a screening of their choice of one of three movies and a Q&A afterwards with Collective Liberty staff and training faculty
Prizes will be mailed 15-18 business days after the completion of the race period (September 26-October 2).
The winning / largest group will be able to discuss when a screening will take place and key details for faculty/staff Q&A.
5k out and back in Towpath in DC starting at Fletchers Cove. Virtual and in-person options. Free parking. Raises money for a great DC-based organization, Run Hope Work. $30, but no in-person race day registration.
Carderock Recreational Area
Chesapeake & Ohio Towpath
Potmoac, Maryland 20854 Map