What IS THe RUN ACROSS HAITI®?
Five years ago, we started the Run Across Haiti® to show that Haiti is not a place to be feared or to be pitied and to raise funds for our work in ending poverty in Menelas through dignified jobs.
2019 Run Dates | Feb 15-24
2019 applications are now closed. Get ahead on Run Across Haiti® 2020.
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Our Run Across Haiti® is an adventure run to show that Haiti is not a place to be feared or to be pitied.
We recognize that running a ridiculous amount of miles in one go can lend us a larger platform to talk about forgotten places like Haiti and seemingly unsolvable problems like extreme poverty. And so, we bring a team together each year, we put one foot in front of the other, and we keep moving until we hit the finish line.
We hope the run sets a foundation for how we think a dialogue about poverty should begin. When you’re in the middle of it at 5mph, you learn that no matter who we are, we all want the same things: a roof over our heads and for our kids to have a better life than we did. If people cross the finish line having felt that, even for a second and even if they never come back, we’ll have done our job.
Since 2015, the Run Across Haiti® has broadened perspectives around the world as a place to be explored and celebrated. Through the efforts of our runners and crew, it has also generated over $700,000 to support our work to end poverty through dignified jobs. We're proud to have Work family members on the staff of the Run, leading the charge as we welcome more ultra runners and supporters to Haiti. As an economic contributor, the Run provided 245 work days and contributed $90,736 to the local tourism industry in 2018.