Fun Bun Run - 5K Run/Walk for Education

Race in person or virtual. You decide. Our on-site race has been expanded to include a virtual race option for our many friends and supporters around the country

On-Site Race
Sept. 26th, 2020, 8:30am

Virtual Race
Sept 20-25 

 9th 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 has been expanded to include virtual participants who cannot be on site for the event.

This year runners and walkers are raising funds to build a primary school in Garde Saline, Haiti. Hope for Haitians is one of three organizations partnering together to make this a reality for the children of Garde Saline.

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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On-Site – Kane County Government Center Geneva, IL

Hope for Haitians welcomes individuals, couples and families to join us in Geneva, IL for a morning of good food, fast running, comfortable walking and a great time during the Ninth Annual 5K. The location is the Kane County Government Center.

We also have expanded our event to include virtual participants who cannot be on site for the event.

This year we are raising funds to build a school in Garde Saline, Haiti. Hope for Haitians is one of three organizations partnering together to make this a reality for the children of Garde Saline. Join us and make this year one to remember by supporting education for children in Haiti.

Virtual Race – Anywhere in the World

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This year our race has been expanded to include 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.

Adding a virtual component allows us to welcomes back many of our prior participants and invite new runners/walkers to join us from wherever they live.

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Why We Run

For the children in rural Haiti born into poor families, education may be their best hope for a better future. For nine 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.

This Year – A School

Working in partnership with another nonprofit serving one of the villages where we work, our goal from this year’s Fun Bun Run is to raise the funds needed to build a school.

All funds above that amount will be used to support education for the children of that village.