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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Trot against Trafficking Run / Walk & Kids’ Dash - Park Ridge

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Washington Elementary School
1500 Stewart Avenue
Park Ridge, IL , 60068

Trot against Trafficking 5K Charity Run/ Walk / Kids’ Dash will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. --- New This Year - Kids Race - Ages 4 - 10 - Start Time: 8:00 a.m. Race Begins and ends at Washington Elementary School. 1500 Stewart Ave. ---- All event proceeds will be donated to charities that serve to educate, raise awareness and help victims of human trafficking. More information can be found on our event website www.trotagainsttrafficking.com

Race Begins and ends at Washington Elementary School. 1500 Stewart Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 
$25.00 - 5K Run / Walk - Early bird registration through April 15th
$28.00 - registration after April 15th
$30.00 - registration on Race Day
$18.00 - 5K Run / Walk - Early bird youth registration 13 or younger through April 15th
$20.00 - registration after April 15th
$23.00 - registration on Race Day
KIDS (Kid Dash) Ages 4 - 10:
$10.00 - Early bird kids dash registration through April 15th
$13.00 - registration after April 15th
$15.00 - registration on Race Day
Kids Dash begins at 8:00 am
5K Run / Walk begins at 8:30 am
USATF Certified Course Technical
Race Shirt for all 5K Participants

Please join us for the second annual Trot Against Trafficking 5K. This family friendly and competitive event is chip timed and will be held in Park Ridge, Illinois just steps from Uptown. The 5K Run / Walk charity event will benefit organizations that raise awareness, educate and fund initiatives to end human trafficking.
The 5K course is flat and fast throughout the residential area in beautiful Park Ridge, Illinois. This year we will be hosting a kids dash prior to the 5K start. After the race, join us for live entertainment, food, drinks and complimentary massages.
All 5K participants will receive a technical running shirt and prizes will be awarded to top overall finishers. Kids dash participants will receive a t-shirt and official race medal.
Register by April 15, 2014 to take advantage of an early bird discount!
Event schedule and times:
Friday, June 13 2014
Onsite Registration and Packet Pickup - Dick Pond Athletics - 29 S. Prospect -Park Ridge, Illinois 4:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 14 2014
Packet pickup and Race day registration - 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Kids Race Start - 8:00 a.m.
5K Run and Walk Start - 8:30 a.m.

Live Music and Homemade goodies at Post Race Celebration 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Complimentary Massage and Stretching before and after the race
Sponsorship opportunities still available!
Visit our event website for more details!
Human Trafficking is not something that only happens to "other" people in countries internationally. It's happening in your own backyard. Just because you don't know anything about it, doesn't mean it's not happening.
Below are some GLOBAL statistics on this horrific injustice.
Estimates from the 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report by the U.S. Department of State
  • Number of slaves around the world: 12.3 million
  • ​Percentage of victims identified: 0.4% (not even 1%)
  • Ratio of convicted offenders to victims identified: 8.5 to 100
The Cause
  • Child/Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. Child/ human trafficking is the world’s second largest criminal enterprise, after drugs
  • The global market of child trafficking at over $12 billion a year with over 12 million child victims
  • ​The average entry age of American minors into the sex trade is 12-14 years old
  • ​Many victims are runaway girls who have already suffered sexual abuse as children
  • The prevalence and anonymity of the internet has fueled the rapid growth of sex trafficking, making the trade of women and children easier than ever before

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