Running Ragnar for Refugees

$3,471 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 66 people in 11 months
Hello! My name is Olivia Pintair and I am a senior in high school at Emma Willard School. My friend Mae and I recently ran across the state of VT to fundraise for refugees, but our work is not done! A team of 11 other high school students and I are running 200 miles over 24 hours in Ragnar Cape Cod! Read below to find out why we run and please consider supporting our cause!

We run because we like to, but millions of people are running because they have no other choice. 

To support the 22.5 million refugees who are currently fleeing from war-torn countries, Running for Refuge is committed to hosting and participating in running events to fundraise and raise awareness for refugees. And we need your help. 

For most of us, our experience of the current refugee crisis is mostly confined to our television screens. We see videos of children who have lost their families to violence. They tell us to "wake up". We educate ourselves. We feel empathy. But how do we actually do something?

If we are out on a run and get tired, we have the privilege to be able to stop. 

Not everyone has that freedom. 

Through this project, we want to use our love for running to raise funds for a cause that we believe in. We are so remarkably lucky and grateful not to have to worry about finding food, shelter, and providing for our families and we want to put our privilege to use. 

Although federal funding is not guaranteed to cities and states that take in refugees, programs such as the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants of Vermont are working to support new Vermonters, regardless of federal funding. 

The USCRI of Vermont works to help uprooted families through providing housing, education, healthcare, basic necessities, advocacy, and employment so that new Vermonters can grow to thrive on their own.

However, the USCRI cannot accomplish any of these things without the help of donations. That's where we come in!

RFR donates 100% of the funds we raise to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants of Vermont. and other organizations committed to helping refugees.

Help us run so that those who are running can find refuge. 

Thank you for your support,
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Today we OFFICIALLY donated the money raised from our Cross-VT Run to The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Together, we’ve already raised over $3,000 that will help support new Americans, and we’re not stopping there! Thank you to everyone who has supported this project so far, and keep donating and spreading the word!
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Thankful to be running 200 miles with 12 amazing ladies at Ragnar Cape Cod next May to support refugees and new Americans. To find out more about our project, visit our website at!
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Three years ago I was part of a @ragnarrelay team and discovered my love of running. Now, Running for Refuge is excited to announce that an RFR team will be running 200 miles from Hull to Provincetown at Ragnar Cape Cod to continue fundraising for refugees!!! We've already got our team of 12 runners and are excited to start getting ready for this adventure!!

To donate, visit our Go Fund Me page or go to and click "donate".
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We're back out training again! What for? Stay tuned to find out soon!!!
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$3,471 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 66 people in 11 months
Created May 24, 2017
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