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Run to End Poverty (R2EP)

r2ep bannerEngineers Without Borders warmly extends an invitation to participate in this year’s Run to End Poverty (R2EP) event on August 23-24, 2014. 

The Run to End Poverty aims to bring people together with a common goal: to eliminate extreme poverty in rural Africa. The system of poverty is incredibly complex. Rather than shying away from this, we’ve decided to embrace it and courageously commit to systemic thinking and innovative approaches to find impactful and sustainable solutions. Through R2EP we have had the opportunity to reach out to thousands of people across the country with the message that we can and that we will defeat poverty. Through incredible programs both in Canada and in Africa, R2EP’s support for Engineers Without Borders Canada has the amazing potential to bring about positive change in our world. Our goal for this year’s run is to raise $25,000 as well as have 80 individuals participating in the run.

We’ll be hosting several events leading up to the actual race day. These are meant to bring runners together to share stories and learn more about issues of poverty, as well as get ready for the race day. We’ll be having a yoga night, a weekend BBQ, a pre-race carb up dinner, and many more.

r2ep runnerSign up to run and realize the impact you can make! To sign up, head to r2ep.ewb.ca/edmonton and click SIGN UP. Set up a campaign with a monetary goal, and once you’ve completed your profile share it with friends, family, and colleges and ask them to donate to your campaign! Here’s Sean’s campaign as an example: https://r2ep.ewb.ca/edmonton/sean-seville

Once you’ve signed up you’ll need to decide if you’re running a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, or full-marathon. Don’t worry about that for now – once you’ve signed up we’ll send that information to you at a later date.

Please note that you do not need to be a member of Engineer Without Borders or it’s chapters to participate. Signing up for R2EP not only means you’re signing up for a run, you’re also a part of a community of leaders, dreamers, and doers passionate about International Development, Social Justice, and eradicating extreme poverty.

Donations raised through Edmonton’s R2EP will support EWB’s ventures in Canada and in Africa. In Edmonton, this year’s run will also support the local chapters (UofA and Edmonton Professional) and our efforts. You can learn more about us and our ventures at www.ewb.ca.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!

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