WHAT IS THE RUN ACROSS HAITI®?
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.
2020 Run Dates | Jan 24-Feb 2
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. Did we mention it's a 200 mile adventure run over 8 days?
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.
Deadline to apply is July 19th.
Have questions about the Run? Sign up for one of the upcoming Q&A calls:
Tue Jul 9, 5PM PST | 8PM EST
Thu Jul 11, 9AM PST | 12PM EST
Tue Jul 16, 2PM PST | 5PM EST
The Run Across Haiti® crew is made up of a team of physicians, paramedics, nurses, logistics & operations leads, translators, drivers, marketers, videographers, and a bus load of cheering, smiling faces. They are the backbone to keeping our Run Across Haiti® safe, smooth, and unforgettable.
Our vision for the Run is to have a full Haitian crew to lead in the coming years. We started with 3 Haitian crew members in 2016—Nicole, Josette, and Giordani—and have grown to 14 Haitian crew members for the 2019 run. By hiring a local team, we provide a seasonal job and an opportunity for our families to be at the forefront of our Run.