Race For Refugees At Boise Meets World 5K

Dated: 09/09/2015

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Boise Meets World 5K benefits local refugees.

Boise is home to refugees from around the world.

And Boiseans have the chance to learn more about this growing refugee population, and how they can help, at the Boise Meets World 5K on Saturday, October 3.

Hosted by local non-profit, RUJA, this 5K is more than just a run. Several local non-profits will be in attendance for participants to meet and learn more about how they can help. It's a great way to raise awareness about the refugee community, and provides a chance to meet those who create a diverse culture in our beautiful city.

You can register for the race here. The fee for an individual is $20, while the whole family can register for $50. Registration increases to $25 and $60, respectively, on September 19-- so sign up now!

The race begins at 10am on Saturday, October 3, in Ann Morrison Park. While you're in the park that day, you might as well also swing by Fallapalooza, a fun, whimsical fall event that benefits the Women's & Children's Alliance.

If you're already booked on October 3, then like Boise Meets World on Facebook to keep in the know about future events. If you want to help a local non-profit out year-round, then get to know RUJA. This non-profit is based right here in Boise, and trains refugees to create products that are then sold to fund change in Uganda.

There are numerous opportunities to volunteer in Boise, you're sure to find an organization that's right for you!

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Janet Jameyson

In her previous career as an organizing consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Janet Jameyson took the stress out of her clients' lives. Her goal is to bring that same organized professionalism and high....

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