The County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center and its partners are hosting a virtual Rise Up and Run 5K run/walk to raise money for new clothes for individuals leaving incarceration. Participants can run or walk the race on the day and time of their choice between October 24, 2020 and November 7, 2020. Runners will receive a Rise Up and Run race shirt and medal and tips on how to train. A cell phone app will be available to time each participant’s run or walk and upload their results to the race website. And participants will also have an opportunity to submit a short video of themselves completing the race for the Reentry website if they choose.
Help support this effort by registering for the race, sponsoring other participants to run or making a donation
to buy new clothes for those reentering our community from jail or prison. Many of these individuals have no clean clothes in which to start their reentry journey.
Here are some ways you can help:
- Register and run the race!
- Sponsor a race registration for an individual or a family
- Donate monetarily to buy new clothes for individuals released from custody
- Buy or donate new clothes for reentry clients leaving custody
Every day at the County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center we see clients ready to make dramatic changes in their lives. But having a felony record can be almost as restrictive as being incarcerated. Access to jobs, housing and other opportunities becomes incredibly limited due to employment and housing restrictions and social stigma.
Yet despite these challenges, we see clients determined to clear those hurdles every day. They are taking college credit classes, working their way up from minimum wage jobs to management positions and union apprenticeships and some are entering peer mentoring and counseling professions to help those who are following in their footsteps.
You can help support individuals who are just starting this journey to change their lives and share their talents with our community. Each person you help to rise up makes our community stronger.
If you would like more information about the Rise Up and Run 5K Run/Walk or the County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center, please visit www.sccgov.org/sites/reentry or call (408) 535-4277. We look forward to partnering with you for social change.
Register by noon on September 30th to receive your race T-shirt and medal prior to the race.
For registrations after noon on September 30th, T-shirts and medals will be available in December.
T-shirt and medal pick up location:
Reentry Resource Center
151 West Mission St.,
San Jose, CA 95110
T-shirt and medal pick up days and hours:
For participants registering by noon on Sept. 30:
Starting on Oct. 19th, 9 am - 5 pm Mon. - Fri. Some evening hours for pick up will be announced soon.
For participants registering after noon on Sept. 30:
Pick up will be in December. Pick up days and times will be posted after the race on the race website.
We are sorry we cannot mail T-shirts and medals to participants.