Fun Bun Run - 5K Run/Walk for Education
Why We Run
For the children in rural Haiti born into poor families, education may be their best hope for a better future. For ten years, Hope for Haitians has sponsored a 5K for Education to provide funds so that these children can participate in education. Funds raised pay for school fees, books, materials and other essentials needed to learn.
On-Site Race – Geneva, IL
May 13th 2023
Virtual Race – anywhere
April 28th -May 11th
12th Annual Event
Supporting Education of Poor Haitian Children
The Fun Bun Run is a 5K Run/Walk event that raises money to support education of children who live in one of the rural Haitian villages Hope for Haitians supports.
Our event this year includes an on-site race (with proper safety precautions) and a virtual race for participants from across the country who cannot be on site for the event.
This year runners and walkers are raising funds to send 150 children to school in rural north Haiti. An opportunity that without our help many won’t get.
Join us, invite your family and friends and become an ambassador of hope by supporting education for children in Haiti.
On Site Race – Geneva, IL
Countdown to On-Site Race
Join our On-Site Race scheduled at Kane County Government Center Geneva, IL.
We look forward to running with you this year! Our volunteer team and experienced race director are planning a fun event for all participants. Funds from this years race will support the education of 150 children in rural North Haiti. Education is the best path a child in this part of the world has to escape a life of desperate poverty. Join us and make this year one to remember.
Virtual Race – From Anywhere in the World
Countdown to Virtual Race Week
Our race has a flexible option for virtual participants.
Over the years, many of our supporters have moved to other states, but their passion for the mission of Hope for Haitians and the Education programs we support is still strong. Our virtual component allows us to welcomes back prior participants and invite new runners/walkers to join us from wherever they live.
If you sign up for the virtual race but later decide you would rather participate on-site, we can easily switch your registration type.
Last Year’s Virtual Race Participants Locations
Why We Run
For the children in rural Haiti born into poor families, education may be their best hope for a better future. For twelve years, Hope for Haitians has sponsored a 5K for Education to provide funds so that these children can participate in education. Funds raised pay for school fees, books, materials and other essentials needed to learn.
The literacy rate in Haiti for those over 15 years of age is 61% and one in four children is not in school. In the rural communities where we work, access to schools can be difficult for children, especially secondary schools. Even when schools are close, fees often prevent students from attending.
Hope for Haitians has provided uniforms, school supplies, transportation, meal programs, and tuition aid to many students. In addition efforts have been made to assist vocational students learning trades that will brighten not only their futures but the future of the villages where they live.