2018 Ottawa Run for Palestine Race + BBQ | Ottawa

2018 Ottawa Run for Palestine Race + BBQ | Ottawa

Canadian friends -- join Ottawa Run for Palestine for their charity run/walk and BBQ benefitting UNRWA USA and Children at Risk on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the Canada Space and Aviation Museum. 

Event Details

Event: 2K walk | 5K run | 10K run + BBQ
Registration Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Race Start Time: 11:00 am
BBQ party after the run

Registration: Adult runners/walkers 25 USD | Students 20 USD | Children 15 USD

Kids activities: FOOBZ "bubble football soccer," face painting, balloon making, bouncy castles, arts and crafts, cotton candy, and popcorn.

Cultural activities: Dabka, live singing, and DJ

Proceeds through registration fees benefit both UNRWA USA and Children at Risk (in Ottawa). All fundraising and donations beyond the cost of registration directly benefit UNRWA USA to fund UNRWA's Community Mental Health Programme in the Gaza Strip. 



8th ACCESS Arab Health Summit

8th ACCESS Arab Health Summit

Omni Shoreham Hotel (map)

UNRWA USA is a proud partner of the 8th ACCESS Arab Health Summit, where UNRWA's Director of the Health Program, Dr. Akihiro Seita will be a featured speaker

Taking place in Washington, DC from September 16-19, the Summit will feature discussions around health rights, public health research, capacity building, and community engagement as it relates to health and mental health issues among immigrants, refugees, and vulnerable populations. 

2018 Gaza 5K + Dabke Party | DC

2018 Gaza 5K + Dabke Party | DC

DMV -- move for mental health with UNRWA USA at the seventh annual #Gaza5K walk/run on Saturday, September 22 at the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail!

Event timeline (subject to change):
8:00 am: Gaza 5K packet and fundraising prize pick up
8:15 am: Children's activities start
9:00 am: Opening ceremony
9:30 am: Race begins
10:30 am: Awards ceremony followed by dabke party
11:30 am: Time for brunch!

In light of the UNRWA funding crisis and the deteriorating humanitarian conditions, we're fundraising to provide emergency assistance, including employing 25 UNRWA counselors -- refugees themselves -- to provide psychosocial support to Palestine refugee children and families in the Gaza Strip who suffer from trauma due to repeated Israeli military assaults and the continued blockade.

Sign up at gaza5k.org and start fundraising to make access to mental health care a reality for all Palestine refugee children in the Gaza Strip!

Fundraising prizes:
- Fundraise $50 and get one official Gaza 5K t-shirt (each individual must fundraise a minimum of $50 beyond the cost of registration to receive their shirt)
- Fundraise $500 for a beautiful, classic keffiyeh from the Hirbawi Textile Factory, the last remaining keffiyeh factory in Palestine. They come complete with a “made in Palestine” tag!
- Fundraise $1,000 for your very own piece of Palestine! We'll plant an olive tree in your honor in a refugee camp or near an UNRWA facility in the West Bank.

*CMHP is UNRWA's Community Mental Health Programme.

Learn more and find all other race details at gaza5k.org