5K Run/Walk for Education

May 11th 2024 - Geneva, IL

Why We Run

For children in rural Haiti born into families living in desperate poverty, education may be their best hope for a better future.  Hope for Haitians holds the Fun Bun Run 5K for Education each Spring to provide funds so that these children can get an education. Funds raised pay for school fees, books, materials and other essentials needed to learn.

 13th Annual Event

Supporting Education of Haitian Children in Need

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 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 200 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

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Join our On-Site Race Scheduled at Fabyan Forest Preserve, 1925 Batavia Ave.,  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 200 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.

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.

Educating Children

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.