Virtually Anywhere
Bend, OR 97701

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IN OUR BACKYARD FREEDOM 5K 3rd Annual Virtual Challenge! 

 "LACE UP" to end Human Trafficking! 

Saturday, April 1st, 2023

Register now! Raise awareness! IN OUR BACKYARD links arm across America fighting to end human trafficking. Public awareness tips create over 1/3 of pathways to freedom for survivors! Lace-up, grab your people, create a team and be a force for good! Registration is $45 and includes a 5K t-shirt limited "Lace-up" design for 2023! Lace-up is designed to share survivor art by Lesa, a survivor self-healer! 

Remember, you can walk, run, dance, swim, bicycle, hike, hop like a bunny, and WHATEVER you do, move your feet to make a positive difference! Post a picture during your time on your social media- #Freedomsticker to raise awareness. We strive to share the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline across America on April 1!

Be a force for good and join our FUN-Raising Awareness this year! Start your fundraiser page, share, and make a difference! This work is possible because of your generosity! Thank you! Fundraising can be by teams or individually. Every registration with a minimum of $365 raised will have their registration fee refunded as a thank you! Click here now! Click below to share the race on Facebook! We hope to have 250 folks take the challenge to help reach our 100K goal! 


  1. FREEDOM 5K Virtual Run/Walks can be completed anytime & anywhere! In your neighborhood, at the nearby park, take or hike a trail, do Zumba, yoga, swim, or on your is up to you! (An hour of activity, or use your fitness device)
    Simply register and invite your friends, choose a route or use any fitness device/app you prefer to track your respective event. April 1st, 2023 is the day we rally everyone together to accomplish their challenge! It is an honor system. If you can't make the day work, we suggest 4/2- or really whatever day you need it to be! 
  2. Register by March 1, 2023, to receive your 5K T-shirt on time to wear for your challenge day! Anyone registered between March 2-April 2 will receive a 5K shirt after all registrations are completed. These dates may change, so please sign up ASAP!
  3. Celebrate with us Online! After you complete your respective 5K event goal,- you sure can set your own goal - 1 hour of activity is reasonable!  Share your challenge photos! Social Channels: @inourbackyard #Freedomsticker #freedom5k Facebook and Instagram! 
    Download a customized 'Freedom 5K Challenge' Finisher Certificate with your name and results to reflect a job well done on crossing the finish line!!! We will have live videos going and looking for you! 

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