by February 15, 2013 at 10:00 am 1 Comment

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]


The race is Saturday, March 30. (Courtesy of Amnesty International)

Hey all of you Borderstan runners: It’s time to lace up your shoes and venture across the river to run for human rights.

Amnesty International will host its inaugural 5K Run for Rights next month, Saturday, March 30. The run will begin at 8 am sharp and will start from Bon Air Park and Bluemont Park in Arlington.

“When I think about a group of people running on an Arlington trail on a beautiful spring day, I also think about the people we’re doing this for — the people in Sudan who have spent their entire lives running, the children who have never known a home and the satellite images we see of communities that once were,” says Claudia Vandermade, organizer of the race.

“I also think about the prisoners all over the world, from Myanmar to North Korea to any continent on the map, who are lucky to even take a step in a small cell so far from their homes and families. We will be running for all these people.”

Race Details and Features:

  • Team prizes
  • Individual prizes
  • Amnesty International T-shirt
  • Refreshments
  • Beautiful park setting, no roads to cross
  • Personal training session at 7:30 am to warm-up morning bodies

Registration is $20 before March 18 and $25 after. Visit the website to register online. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Get an RSS Feed for all Borderstan stories or subscribe to Borderstan’s daily email newsletter.


Subscribe to our mailing list