Rise Up 5K Nationwide Run/Walk Supports Women's March, Today

A nationwide Rise Up 5K run/walk event opened registration today in 300 U.S. cities. The Rise Up 5K will be held on July 1, 2017 with the goal of continuing the momentum started with the Women's March held in January while raising money for civil liberty charity organizations.

All 300 U.S. locations will start the run at 8:00 a.m. local time. Participation is open to all ages. To find a location near you, go to http://www.RiseUp5K.org.

"The Women's March on January 21 was one of the largest political demonstrations the world has seen," said Ashleigh Teeter, Rise Up 5K Executive Director. "We will continue that momentum by standing united again - this time at the start line. We must rise up and resist any attempt to degrade human rights. Our journey to defend and uphold these liberties will continue until we reach the finish line. RISE UP. RUN. BE HEARD."

To register or learn more, visit http://www.RiseUp5K.org.

BENEFITING CHARITIES

100% of the net proceeds will be donated to these charities:

Women's Rights:
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
The Center for Reproductive Rights

Climate Change:
Natural Resources Defense Council
Sierra Club Foundation

Immigrants' Rights:
The National Immigration Law Center

LGBTQ Rights:
The Human Rights Campaign
The Trevor Project

Civil Rights:
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation
The Southern Poverty Law Center

About CARES, Inc.

The Rise Up 5K is produced by CARES, Inc., a non-profit organization that partners with charities and schools to produce consolidated running event benefiting multiple partner organizations. Its co-production technology platform is used to produce the national Rise Up 5K, as well as Turkey Trot 5Ks and St. Patrick Day 5Ks all across the nation that benefit local charities.

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