Ethiopia Project “Run Your Shoes Off” 5K/10K


Portland, Oregon – (Press Release) – The Ethiopia Project is a local non-profit organization which primary mission is to collect gently, used running shoes from the Portland Metro/Vancouver area and donates them to aspiring, underprivileged runners in Ethiopia.

This year, The Ethiopia Project is expanding its mission by holding a charitable run/walk to raise money to build a new high school science laboratory building at Fassiledes High School in the city of Gondar, Ethiopia!  The existing science laboratory is dilapidated, partially collapsed, and unusable due to safety concerns.

The 5k/10k run and walk event, called *Run Your Shoes Off will be held on *Sunday August 5, 2012 *at 9am at the beautiful Greenway Park in Beaverton, Oregon.  The run/walk will take place on the nice and flat Fanno Creek trail in the Park.  Participants at the finish line also have the option of donating their gently used shoes in bins if they would like, but is not required.

Registration to the Run Your Shoes off event is $30.  Every registrant will receive a t-shirt as well as a $15 gift certificate from Fit Right NW running store! * If you are interested in supporting this great cause, please register at ** On-line registration ends on August 3, 2012.  Day of event registration is $40.

Come out for this fun event and be a part of this life changing project for thousands of eager to learn young minds in Ethiopia!  Register at . Please pass it along to friends and family.


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