6th Annual Run for Rwanda International 5k Run/Walk
“Stride for stride, side by side”
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Cottonwood Creek Park, Colorado Springs, CO
Kibali, Rwanda (Central Africa)
Thanks to everyone for another great year! Here are the results.
Thanks to you the 2013 Run for Rwanda was a huge success. The cooler temperatures made for ideal running and our water challenge participants made for an exciting race. Final tallies showed we raised $15,000 to loosen the grip of poverty on a needy African community. Thanks to all our sponsors and so many who volunteered to make this run a reality.
Runners and walkers simultaneously lined up to run in Cottonwood Park in Colorado Springs on the streets of Kibali, Rwanda, with all event proceeds going to establish a health clinic and to fund other much-needed development programs in a rural community outside Byumba.
The Colorado Springs race included several high school cross country teams, barefoot runners, and 7 teams in the RFR’s water-carry challenge (a team consists of a pair of runners that carry a full, five-gallon water jug the entire race distance, in a category designed to simulate the trek many Kibali children make every day to supply their family’s water needs).
Last year’s Kibali race included participation from Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje, leader of the country’s 1-million member Anglican church. All of the top finishers were barefoot. The region’s police chief, military commander, and director of education also attended the event, which received national television coverage in Rwanda.