IOU TShirts are now available at Boulder Running Company and IAC. They will be available for pickup until Sept 2.
For those that want to donate online:
Each year, we join with the community in Kibali, Rwanda to celebrate all that they have overcome and support them in continuing to rebuild their country.
Thanks to you the 2014 Run for Rwanda was the biggest year ever on all accounts. Although we ran out of bibs, we had well over 500 participants in the 5K and and estimated 50 in the kids fun run. Although the internet connections in Rwanda were a bit flaky, we were also able to successfully webcast the race in Rwanda to Colorado Springs to further emphasize that we are WITH those in Rwanda that are rebuilding their community and country. We will have to wait a few weeks to get the final amount that was raised, but are estimating in the range of $30,000. Thanks again! And thanks to all our sponsors and so many who volunteered to make this year’s race run as smoothly as possible despite maxing out the event.
Additionally, thanks to all those who donated and participated in the run in memory of Heather Werner. You made it so special beyond what we could have possibly imagined.
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 many co-ed teams, a respectable number of 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).