The proceeds from this year’s 5k event, will be used to bring awareness of human sex trafficking; on the agenda is a 1 day conference, in Elk River, bringing awareness of human sex trafficking to our communities and region,” for late October or early November 2015. We’ll be setting the date in May. Watch our website, Facebook, flyers, &  newspapers, for this event.

Also, at least 10% of the proceeds from the event will go to DTN Ministries, a tax exempt organization committed to establishing safe homes for young children who are at risk of being, “trafficked” or have been rescued from human trafficking and sex slavery. DTN Ministries is working to establish the first of many homes to care for these children in Thailand.

Learn more about DTN ministries by visiting their website here.

Running For Justice now has their 501c3 tax exempt status, as of March 17th, 2015, so your giving is now tax deductible!

Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on various human sex trafficking news and businesses that sponsored us! Thanks!

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How big of an issue is human trafficking?

The United Nations has recently declared that,” Human Trafficking,” is now the second largest source of income for organized crime, worldwide. A 32 billion annual industry, modern day trafficking is a type of slavery that involves the transport or trade of people for the purpose of work. According to the U.N. about 2.5 million people around the world are ensnared in the web of human trafficking at any given time. Each year an estimated 800,000 (of the 32 billion) women and children, within national or international borders are sex trafficked for the purpose of forced sex work. Commercial sex exploitation includes pornography, prostitution and sex trafficking of women and girls. (boys and men, too, but the numbers are much smaller) Some sex trafficking is highly visible, such as street prostitution, but many trafficked victims remain unseen, operating out of unmarked brothels in unsuspecting—and sometimes suburban—neighborhoods. Sex traffickers may also operate out of a variety of public and private locations, such as massage parlors, spas, and strip clubs. View more facts about human trafficking here.

Event Details

 When: Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Arrive 8:30 AM if you have not pre-registered.
Arrive 8:45 AM for check-in if you are already registered.
Run BEGINS AT 9:30 A.M.

Where:Woodland Trails Park


Woodland Trails Park
20135 Elk Lake Road
Elk River, MN. 55330


Main access is located on the east side of County Rd 1, just north of the Elk River Country Club

Please, try to carpool as our parking is limited

What to Bring:

Bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and running/walking shoes



Click here to view a training guide for beginner runners.



Can I volunteer for this event?

Yes, you sure can! Here’s what we currently need help with:

Distributing flyers to businesses
Go to businesses for silent auction items
Day-of Registrations
Running errands
T-Shirt distribution
Handing out protein bars.
Setup and attending water stations
Assistance setting up several canopy tents and a 20′ banner
2-3 Experienced Photographers
Work in silent auction booth day of race
Help cleaning up, taking tents and tables down, picking up grounds, and returning supplies

Sponsor / Donate

Can my business or church sponsor this 5K Fun Run/Walk to help defray expenses?

YES! We need all the help we can get, and every little bit counts. Contact our organizer, Susie Weigel, with any questions. Our goal is to raise as much money as we can to help bring awareness of human sex trafficking, and business sponsorships are key to keeping overhead and event costs to a minimum. If a church wants to sponsor, contact Susie Weigel.

Click here  to download our Business Sponsorship Letter

Click here to download our Business Sponsorship levels.

Click here to download the Business Sponsorship Commitment Form.


How can I help from a distance?

If you can’t make it on the 22nd, consider donating to fight human trafficking online by clicking on the button below. 100% of the proceeds from the run, as well as any online contributions made, go to bringing awareness of human sex trafficking.

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Platinum Sponsor 2014:

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Gold Sponsors 2014:

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Here are our Platinum & Gold Sponsors from 2013

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 REGISTRATION : Easier than ever this year with Webscorer! It will stay open until  9:29 A.M. on August 22nd, race day!


Ages 13-100+ | $30.00 Earlybird rate- until June 30 | $40.00 July 1-August 21st (a t-shirt is included until August 8th. T-shirts are not guaranteed after this date.)
$50.00 Day of race (note: t-shirt is not guaranteed. They will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the race)

Kids ages 12 and under run free with paid adult registration. They do not get a t-shirt unless purchased. To participate they need to be registered and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. If that is not signed we will not let them run, due to liability.

 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to the following categories: Men  18 years+, Women 18 years+, Youth boys 13-17 years, and Youth girls 13-17  years

If you would like to run, but cannot afford the fee, contact us here.

See the registration on Webscorer


Contact Us

Phone: 612-567-1266

Fill out the brief form below and we’ll be in touch:

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In 2014, we enjoyed a successful second annual walk/run! We were able to give DTN Ministries $8,100 to help fight human sex trafficking in Thailand and bring awareness to our communities! We also had a speaker, Calvin, who was trafficked as a child by his mom, along with his 2 sisters.

In 2013 a group of fun, challenged individuals gathered to celebrate the freedom they have to raise awareness to fight for those who have no voice. It rained. But we didn’t care! As you can see, a lot of fun was had by all!

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