Now in its eighth year, the Gaza 5K has grown into one of the top charity walk/runs in DC. Here are the top 5 reasons why UNRWA USA’s Harley Dority thinks you should register to take part in the Gaza 5K by 8/31:

  1. Avoid the FOMO and save $$! The Gaza 5K usually sells out and this is the last week to save $15 on your registration. Secure your spot now before prices go up in September, or worse, you lose your chance!

  2. The prizes! Depending on how well you fundraise, you stand a chance to win our cool new Gaza 5K t-shirt, an authentic Hirbawi keffiyeh, an olive tree planted for you in Palestine, and for the first time ever, a chance to win a trip to Jordan to see UNRWA's work firsthand! Learn more

  3. Running is just part of the fun. If running isn't your jam, that's okay! The Gaza 5K is a judgment-free zone where we welcome runners, walkers, and cheerleaders alike! Following the 5K, there will be a dabke party featuring a live DJ, dance instructor Fuad Saleh, and complimentary food courtesy of our friends at Z&Z and Abe's Eats!

  4. The people! We're on track for 2019 to be the largest DC Gaza 5K yet and the people who this event attracts are some of the biggest-hearted people! Come meet some of the United States' most passionate supporters of Palestine, refugees, Gaza, UNRWA, mental health, and running. Also at this year's event will be the Right to Movement Palestine runners who will have just returned from the Relay Run for Refugees and inspirational UNRWA alumni from across the country!

  5. The mission is golden! Your participation in the Gaza 5K directly helps us provide Palestine refugee children in Gaza with the life-changing mental health counseling services they need to cope with the traumas they are forced to endure living in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

    What more reason do you need to sign up?