I just finished my first 5K race. The last time I ran a mile, let alone 3.1, I was trying to get in shape as part of training I was 16-17 years old. I’m not saying how many years ago that was.
Since then, I run occasionally.
By the way, I’m the slower one. 🙂
When this 5K came up, put on by my church, people flocked to it. Why?
Rescue Run is a collaborative event to raise awareness about human trafficking.
We tend to think that slavery ended. It hasn’t.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. It is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. Our community and those around us are affected by sex trafficking. The average age a child becomes a victim of sex trafficking in the United States is 12-14 years old. Facts like these are not glamorous, and often not talked about.
We partnered with Project Rescue. Their website is here.
They are all over the world and have many resources for use. Project Rescue currently works with 13 affiliated ministry sites in India, Bangladesh, Finland, France, Moldova, Nepal, Spain, and Tajikistan with a continued vision for growth.
Quite a few of you who read this blog are in India. Click here to go to the website.
So, how did I do in the race? It wasn’t first place…but being my first 5K, I can say it’s a personal best.
Quotes from http://www.firstnlr.com/rescuerun