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Last Call for Global Run Photos & Video (Plus Socks Info) October 29, 2020

Thank you to EVERYONE who made it out for a walk or a run this past weekend. We had an incredible turn out, as participants headed out in support of Girls' Education in all corners of the globe, from Shanghai to Dallas.

WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEO!
If you haven't yet sent over your run videos and photos, please do! We would love to include you in our annual mash-up video! Please send all videos/photos, location and final mileage, either by email to info@amazinggirls.org OR send photos/video via SMS or WhatsApp to +1 (438) 523 2469.
Please send by the Sunday, November 1st. We will begin work on the annual mash-up video early next week!

RUN KENYA SOCKS...
If you ordered socks but haven't yet received them, they are on their way soon! Due to unexpectedly high demand, we had to order another batch, which will be arriving next week. Your socks will be mailed to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

STILL TIME TO RUN!
Lastly, if you couldn't get out last weekend, it's not too late. Get your miles in this weekend with a walk or run - and send us a selfie :)


Many thanks again for all your support. We can't wait to put together this year's mash-up video and share all the fun that was had globally.

Sarah & Molly











GLOBAL RUN 2020 - FINAL INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS October 22, 2020

Dear All,


Thank you so much to all 400+ of you for pledging your walk or run to support Girls' Education in Kenya this Saturday, October 24th. 

2,700 MILES, $24,900
Together we have pledged more than 2,700 miles and raised almost US$20,000! These funds will go directly to cover four-year full-board scholarships for new students in Laikipia, Kenya in 2021. Better yet, because you smashed our goal of 500 miles, one anonymous donor will be adding a US$5,000 matching donation on top of the total raised. THIS IS AMAZING!

SIGN-UP SHEET
You will find at this link our SIGN-UP SHEET. We invite you to check your registration. Please email info@amazinggirls.org if your information needs adjusting or if you have any questions.

Apart from this, all that is left is to lace-up and get moving for this year's GLOBAL RUN!

Whenever you head out on Saturday, please remember:

WEAR GREEN or RED
We are introducing a new t-shirt color this year- GREEN. If you love your red shirt from past years, wear that; if you've got a favorite green shirt, wear that. Both are Laikipia Maasai Colors!

WHY WE RUN...
Staying in school is no less than life changing for girls from Maasai tribes in rural Kenya. When a girl graduates high school, she will have had a much greater chance to have avoided childhood marriage and motherhood, and a much greater chance to have avoided contracting HIV. When she graduates, she is in a position to pursue further education, a career and independence as an adult. She can reach beyond the confines of home and chase her dreams. 

Covid-19 has caused schools in Kenya to shut down entirely, but higher grades are returning gradually in preparation for all students to return back, safe and secure, to school.

By donating a run, we are showing our current students that we BELIEVE in them. Our support means so much to adolescent girls who may not have both parents, or even enough food to eat at home. These kids face so many challenges; focusing on school can be difficult so our encouragement matters!

By donating a run, we can also help send more young ladies to high school in 2021 ($500/year, full board). 100% of donations for this event goes directly to school fees.

SWAG
Most runners in the US should have received RUN KENYA socks (if applicable) and stickers of our students in the mail. If you have received stickers, please wear them on your run so you can be reminded of the young women you are directly supporting. 

International participants and recent registrations: you will receive your RUN KENYA socks as soon as possible!

VIDEO!!!
As per every year, we will be putting together a mash-up video of everyone's runs and walks.
Because most people will not be running as in-person teams this year, your individual VIDEOS and PHOTOS mean MORE THAN EVER!!! Please take as many clips and pics as possible. One easy idea: hold up fingers to show how many miles you've covered!
The more VIDEO the better - this makes our mash-up video much more entertaining. 

PLEASE SEND YOUR VIDEO + PHOTOS + FINAL MILEAGE + YOUR NAME + LOCATION TO:
EMAIL: info@amazinggirls.org
SMS/WHATSAPP: +1 (415) 715-4534 / +1 (438) 523 2469 

ON SOCIAL MEDIA, share with the HASHTAGS#GlobalRun2020 and #Run4MaasaiGirls
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Here is the mash-up video of the Global Run 2018, which really put us in the mood: 



Many, many thanks and HAPPY RUNNING!!!


Sarah & Molly