We Run Oakland: For Our Children 2022

Saturday August 27th, 2022

Oakland, CA

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We are back! As we plan for the 5th annual event, we knew it had to be in person. The pandemic forced us to host the 3rd and 4th annual events virtual, but we are EXCITED to show our presence in the fight against human trafficking in a bold way! Join DO & A Sista's Touch for our 5th annual charity 5K to raise Human Trafficking Awareness. We look forward to seeing you on August 27th at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater on Lake Merritt Blvd. 

5K Your Ways - Virtual 5k Option: 

If you are not able to participate in the event in person, you can also show your support by participating virtually. With the virtual option you get to choose where and how you participate in the 5k/3.25 mile distance. You can stay indoors (treadmill/stationary bike) or you can map out the distance in your neighborhood or another safe open space. You can run, walk, or ride a bike, whatever your pleasure; we just want you to share space with us to show solidarity in the effort to stop human trafficking. Once you finish your physical activity, enter your results so you can be added to our results board. You will have until September 2nd to enter your numbers. And just like that you will have supported local nonprofit organizations that provide services to those impacted by human trafficking, supported AST programming, physically challenged yourself, and increased your knowledge on how you can help in the fight to stop human trafficking. 

The Cause -


As we continue our mission to cultivate Black Excellence through the inspirations of African American women, it is important that we also do the work to ensure our children are healthy and whole. Taking on the role of advocate in the community, this civic engagement event provides us the opportunity to assist in the efforts of mitigating the perils of human trafficking; which is, unfortunately, impacting the African American community in the Oakland/Bay Area.

The We Run Oakland: For Our Children series is an annual family/community event designed to focus on our collective responsibility to STOP human trafficking. Through the partnerships of local organizations, the main goal is to bridge the gap between community, resources, and self-care. We hope you will join us in our effort to educate the community in understanding the vastness of this epidemic on a local level, and demonstrate how the collective can make incremental changes to achieve positive outcomes. 

Race Distances

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5K Your Way- Choose Your Location! $35.00 until Register »
Adult 5K (19 and older) - InPerson $35.00 until Register »
Youth 5K (11 to 18) - InPerson $25.00 until Register »
Child 5K (5-10) - InPerson $15.00 until Register »
Child 5K (5-10) Click to Find Out Register »
Youth 5K (11 to 18) Click to Find Out Register »
Adult 5K (19 and older) Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Lake Merritt Amphitheater - Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA

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