THE GAZA 5K IS BACK IN CHICAGO AT DIVERSEY HARBOR ON APRIL 29!
Registration CLOSES at midnight on Friday, April 28. There is NO onsite registration, so if you want to participate you MUST sign up in advance.
WHY WE RUN
Proceeds from the Gaza 5K walk/run benefit UNRWA’s Community Mental Health Program, which provides psychosocial support to Palestine refugee children in Gaza suffering from trauma due to repeated Israeli military assaults and the continued blockade. The situation is dire – 51% of children in Gaza suffer from PTSD as a result of the 2014 Israeli assault.
When you join the Gaza 5K movement, you are helping provide these children with critically needed counseling services. Learn more at gaza5k.org
Fundraising is the key to our efforts and impact. Participants who raise at least $500 will receive a keffiyeh from the Hirbawi Textile Factory, the last remaining keffiyeh factory in Palestine. Complete with a “made in Palestine” tag, these beautiful keffiyehs are the living memory of Palestine, and we hope they will inspire you to push your fundraising to the next level!
IMPORTANT RACE DAY DETAILS
The Gaza 5K will take place rain or shine!
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
9:00 am – Packet pickup opens
9:30 am – Program begins
10:00 am – Race begins
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
It is recommended that you take public transportation to get to the race site. Please visit the CTA’s trip planner: transitchicago.com/planatrip
Coffee and a light breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 am.
Storage space will not be available at the park for personal items. We kindly ask that you leave your valuables at home.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners, top girl and boy runners age 12 and under, and top senior for the 65+ runners. There will also be team and fundraising awards.
Join the conversation on social media by using #Gaza5K in your posts and tweets!