The County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center and its partners are hosting a virtual Rise Up and Run 5K run/walk to raise money for new clothes for individuals leaving incarceration. The in person 5K will be located at Hellyer County Park in the Sylvandale Picnic Area with a race start time of 9:30AM. Participants who choose the virtual option can run or walk the race on the day and time of their choice between October 16, 2021 and October 30, 2021. Runners will receive a Rise Up and Run race shirt and medal and tips on how to train.
A cell phone app will be available to time each participant’s run or walk and upload their results to the race website.
Packet pickup is October 14, 2021 from 8AM - 8PM and October 15, 2021 from 8AM - 5PM. The address is 151 W. Mission St, San Jose, CA.
Help support this effort by registering for the race, sponsoring other participants to run or making a donation to buy new clothes for those reentering our community from jail or prison. Many of these individuals have no clean clothes in which to start their reentry journey.
Here are some ways you can help:
Every day at the County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center we see clients ready to make dramatic changes in their lives. But having a felony record can be almost as restrictive as being incarcerated. Access to jobs, housing and other opportunities becomes incredibly limited due to employment and housing restrictions and social stigma.
Yet despite these challenges, we see clients determined to clear those hurdles. They are taking college credit classes, working their way up from minimum wage jobs to management positions and union apprenticeships and some are entering peer mentoring and counseling professions to help those who are following in their footsteps.
You can help support individuals who are just starting this journey to change their lives and share their talents with our community. Each person you help to rise up makes our community stronger.
If you would like more information about the Rise Up and Run 5K Run/Walk or the County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center, please visit www.sccgov.org/sites/reentry or email Samantha Partridge at [email protected] We look forward to partnering with you for social change.
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