Virtual 5k! 

Sunday, August 30th – All day

Our final iACTion August event!

Run, walk, bike, or even skate for a cause by participating in the iACTion August Virtual 5K on Sunday, August 30th!

Your participation will support and build awareness around iACT’s refugee-led work in Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Greece, and Tanzania by helping to provide health and hygiene products such as soap to support the refugee leaders who are working to keep their communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The iACT team and the Darfur United players will join you on social media throughout the day as we celebrate this final event of iACTion August honoring health and wellness. Participants of all levels of physical fitness are encouraged to participate while honoring social distancing practices. 

Event Fee: 

The recommended donation for the iACTion August Virtual 5K is $40.00. Participants will receive a welcome packet following their online registration. 

How to Fundraise:

Those wanting to make a deeper impact on the refugee community are welcome to fundraise at a larger scale by creating a crowdfunding campaign to encourage their friends, family, and colleagues to ACT!

STEP 1: Create your fundraiser: You can do this on Facebook, or by creating your own campaign page. Find out how here

STEP 2: Make it iACTion August: Copy and paste these pre-written descriptions and use our photos to create an instant and iACTion August specific fundraiser. Or make it personal and write your own! Find everything you need here

STEP 3: Help us spread the message: Bring awareness about about these refugee communities with your network and create even deeper, rippling change. Share the event on your social media using the following hashtags: #iACTionAugust #iACTforRefugees #WithRefugees 

Participants who fundraise at least $500.00 during the month of August will receive a Darfur United t-shirt!

Save The Date:

iACTion: Facebook Live 5K EXPO!

Join the iACT family for the event kickoff EXPO event on Saturday, August 29th at 9:00am (PST)! Come meet Darfur United soccer players and learn about their journeys as Refugees and leaders of their communities. We hope to see you there!

“iACT because…” Statements:

Join our iACTion August outreach by sharing your own “iACT because…” statement about what inspired you to participate in this health and wellness journey! For example, “iACT because….I believe that health and wellness make all of our communities stronger and better connected!”  With your consent, the iACT team will post participant iACT statements on their social media outlets. Please include the following information: name of choice, city/ region, and preferred pronouns. Thank you for your participation in iACTion August’s Virtual 5K and for your instrumental support of iACT’s refugee-led work! #iACTionAugust #iACTforRefugees #WithRefugees

Refugee Inspired Stories:

Throughout the month of August, iACTion August participants will receive an “iACT because” statement from refugees and DU players as well as pictures sharing iACT’s refugee-led COVID19 response in Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Greece, and Tanzania!