Running Ragnar for Refugees

$3,791 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 13 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,
Olivia
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Running for Refuge recently sponsored the creation of a video to combat bias and discrimination against Islam.

The film features a young woman talking about what her religion means to her and addressing some common stereotypes about it.

It is an attempt to humanize a religion that is often viewed through a lens of fear, reiterate the difference between the doctrines of a society's religion versus those of its culture, and promote global tolerance.

Watch the video and please share!

https://vimeo.com/271776945
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On May 12th, a Running for Refuge team of 12 students finished our 24-hour, 200-mile Ragnar race across Cape Cod from Hull to Provincetown to continue fundraising for refugees. We placed first in our division, finished 2 hours ahead of schedule, and raised nearly 500 dollars for refugee resettlement programs. Thank you for all who supported us, and please continue to donate if you are able to!


Enjoy this video about our adventure!
RFR Ragnar Cape Cod 2018
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WE MADE IT!!! AND we raised over 500 dollars to support refuge and immigrant rights and resettlement. Thank you to all who ran with us, both on our team and in spirit!
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THE ADVENTURE BEGINS!!! We left at 4:30 AM this morning and are on our way to the Cape with our awesome team of 12 students. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated and meet our team members!
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$3,791 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 13 months
Created May 24, 2017
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EG

Congratulations on a successful run for a great cause..... Liana's grandparents

SM
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Shari and Nick Messerschmidt
2 months ago
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You are amazing. Keep following your heart.

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Anonymous
2 months ago
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HZ
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Hratch Zadoian
2 months ago
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Go Olivia!

SM
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Sheona Muschett
2 months ago
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Good job team!

MD
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Mark Dudzinski
2 months ago

Good luck Grace x

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Neil Davis
2 months ago

Glad to support such a worthy cause!

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