January 26, 2018 - February 5, 2018
Fight human trafficking in our city!
Join us as we kick off the Not In Our City Virtual 5K from January 26 - February 5, 2018.
Why January 26 through February 5? This is the time range identified by the police to have the highest increase in human trafficking with the Super Bowl coming to Minneapolis. By raising our voices, together we can stop it! Human trafficking happens every day in our state so keep up the fight.
What is a virtual 5K: Run or walk at your location of choice (solo or with friends), post your experience on social media using #NotInOurCity5K and receive an awesome winter hat! Additional awards are given not just to the fastest runner, but to runners/walkers for cool and unique “bests” – like biggest group, most unique location, cool costumes, best fundraising idea and more!
Register + Run/Walk + Post Pictures = Fight Human Trafficking
Running a virtual 5K is simple. Here is a step by step guide to participate:
Step 1: Register for the virtual event by clicking "Virtual Race Registration" at the top of the page.
Step 2: Select your course. You can test yourself on a familiar training course, or go exploring and find something new!
Step 3: Set up your personalized fundraising page, share why you joined the fight and raise support for critically needed services. Proceeds will help our five partner organizations – local service providers and advocates in the fight against Human Trafficking in Minnesota – Cornerstone, The Link, Source, Breaking Free and Men As Peacemakers.
Step 4: Bring awareness to your virtual race and to the cause by posting to social media using #notinourcity5k. Get others involved by asking them to join you in the race, cheer you on or donate. Be creative! Here are a few ways to involve your friends and community.
Fact: The average age of someone that becomes a victim of the sex trade for the first time in the United States is 12 to 14-years-old. · Donate $14 to your virtual race. · Ask 14 friends to donate to your virtual race. · Invite 14 friends to run/walk with you or cheer you on!
Step 5: Start getting your miles in any time between January 26, 2017 and February 4, 2018. Choose a day (or multiple days) to run or walk at your location of choice. Make sure to take a picture of yourself, your course or both!
Step 6: Share your fun on social media using #notinourcity5k and be sure to check out the award categories below.
Step 7: Receive our first ever Not In Our City 5K winter hat (hats will be mailed out in February).
Step 8: Win Awards (post your picture using #notinourcity5k before February 5, 2018 to be eligible) – check out some of the award categories below! • Best Costume • Most Scenic Route • Craziest Course • First to Post 5K Race Picture • Best Cheerleader(s) • Coldest Run • And more!
**Winners will be posted on our website (www.notinourcity5k.org/mn) the week of February 5, 2018.
Not In Our City 5K is in the process of seeking tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. While Not In Our City 5K expects that the IRS will grant the tax exempt status (which should be retroactive to the date of incorporation, August 18, 2017), you should be aware that if the IRS does not grant the exemption, contributions will not be eligible for charitable deductions.