Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking with the Real Freedom 5K Run/Walk in Necedah

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Human Trafficking is all over the news lately! Whether you are hearing or reading local Wisconsin or national publications, this has become a huge epidemic in our society. The Real Freedom Race is happening for the 5th year right here in Necedah on Saturday, August 12th, 2017, beginning at 7:30 a.m. with registration. The goal of the Real Freedom 5k run/walk is to raise awareness and support for the victims of human trafficking both in Wisconsin and overseas.

This is an opportunity for members of our community to get involved in supporting this great cause, all while promoting physical fitness! With support from the Necedah Lions Club and their wonderful pancake breakfast, the Necedah Assembly of God Church, and other local sponsors, our 5th Anniversary event will be bigger and better than ever.

Cost to participate in the race is $30 in advance, which also includes your race t-shirt. This year we are offering a group discount of 5 for $125 if you register early! We will once again have a Men’s 100m “Put Yourself in Her Shoes” High Heel Dash (please bring your own heels). What a great way to earn a prize just for being a good sport! This year, Deanne Lawson, founder of the Inner Beauty Center of Milwaukee, Wis., will be sharing her heart for the mission, and educating us on what an important fight for freedom these girls and young women face right in our own state. The Spaghetti Feed will be on August 11th at 5:30 p.m. at Necedah A/G church. Cost for the Spaghetti Feed is only $5 in advance, and $10 at the door, which includes both the meal and speaker. We can all do our part to help spread awareness in our area. This event is open to men, women, children, runners, and walkers, of all ages and abilities, and we are always in need of extra volunteers and business sponsors for medals and t-shirts.

Please visit or contact Michelle Christensen at 608.387.3282 to receive more information on how you can get involved and to receive extra registration forms for the spaghetti feed and 5k events. We hope to see you there!