What is the Aruna Project?
We are an international human rights non-profit dedicated to freeing, empowering, and employing sexually enslaved women in India. Once the women are freed from the brothels, they are offered full-time employment in our Freedom Business and trained as Artisans to produce a line of functional luxury Athleisure products. The sale of these products on our website funds the holistic care each Artisan receives – a living wage; safe, transitional housing; healthcare; retirement savings; and counseling.
Why Focus on India?
While sex trafficking is present in every country around the world, including here in the United States, Aruna focuses on India because Indian women are subject to exceptionally higher risk of being trafficked for sex due to poverty, gender inequality, violence, and lack of education. In fact, in the area in which Aruna operates, there is an estimated 15,000 sex workers in 2-square miles.
How is the Money Raised Used?
One-hundred percent of donations and Aruna Run registration fees go to bring and sustain freedom to women.
Are There Other Ways to Support Aruna?
In addition to participating in an Aruna Run to help set enslaved women free, you can also donate for her freedom and shop for her freedom by purchasing products made by Aruna Artisans from our online store.
Do I need to complete my run by a specific date?
Yes, all virtual participants to complete their run distances by November 1, 2020.
Am I required to run a specific route to get credit?
No, you can run any route that you'd like! We encourage you to complete their routes close to their homes given the current “stay at home” order.
Can I walk?
Yes, you can complete your distance by running or walking on roads, trails, tracks or treadmills.
How do I submit my race results and race photos?
You can submit your official time here. If you'd rather submit your time along with your race photo, you can do so here.
When will I receive my swag?
You should receive your SWAG 14 days after you registered.
How do I change my shipping address for my SWAG?
You can log into your RaceRoster account to change your shipping address. You can do so here.
Our team is ready to help answer any question you may have that is not answered above. Reach out to us at the email address below.