MMIWG2S Alaska 5K: Run for Healing, Run for Justice

We invite you to participate and honor our AK MMIWG2S (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn and Girls/Two Spirit) through healthy healing.

MMIWG Alaska Run for Healing, Run for Justice is a virtual 5K run, walk, or other physical activity dedicated to honoring missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and relatives. This is a free virtual 5K run open to all. The 5K is meant to raise awareness and provide a healthy healing activity for our community to join. While this is not a race or competition, you can share your participation into the Facebook event and you will be entered into a drawing for a swag bag!

🔺 Register and participate from any location! 🔺
Click here for registration: https://bit.ly/3hVmZZ0

Once registered you’ll receive your registration packet through email from the organizing team. Share your participation for a drawing! Details are in the packet that you will receive.

Here are ways that you can participate!

Mark yourself “GOING” in our Facebook Event

Share the love! Take a video or picture of your participation and share in the Facebook event! Each person who shares in the FB event will be entered into a final drawing of swag!
Share: your name, location/whose land you are on, your activity, and why you chose to participate!

#MMIWG #MMIWGAK #MMIWG2S #RunningForJustice #SayTheirNames

Choose your activity

We invite all active participation! You can walk, roll, skate, ski, climb, or even row! The idea is to be active in any way that is healthy for you!

Choose your route & distance

Whether it’s 2 blocks, 5k, up a mountain, or around your village, we invite you to do what feels best for you! If you’d like to mark your route using GPS check out Android/iOS options here: https://www.tomsguide.com/round-up/best-running-apps

Check out the schedule of Facebook events with daily videos from our organizing team!

October 5th – Welcome from our team!
October 6th – Healing with Rochelle Adams, NPA CF
October 7th – Justice with Charlene Aqpik Apok, NM & DIJ
October 8th – Future Generations with Maritza Nuglene-Gomez , NM
October 9th – Healthy Families with Kelsey Wallace, NPA CF
October 10th – Closing and Drawing!

Make it yours!

Print your BIB here! If you’d like to do your ‘5K’ in honor of someone special add their names on your bib. Dress up! Wear red, or fun clothes to commemorate. Go as a team! Practice safe distancing and COVID precautions if going as a group.

Is there a prize or incentive?

The 5K is meant to raise awareness and provide a healthy healing activity for our community to join. While this is not a race or competition, you can share your participation into the FB event and you will be entered into a drawing for a swag bag! 

How can I get involved with MMIWG AK?

Your participation matters! Raising awareness is a big part of addressing MMIWG everywhere. Our teams host community events and share ways to be involved on our social media and webpages. 

MMIWG Alaska Facebook page
Native Movement website
Native Movement Facebook
Native Peoples Action website
Native Peoples Action Facebook
Data for Indigenous Justice Facebook

Donate!

We are able to do this work by the generous donations of people like you! A little goes a long way! We accept tax-deductible donations through Native Movement and Native Peoples Action Community Fund. Please select “Gender Justice” or make a note in your donation that it is for MMIWG work. All donations to either organization are split between NPA and Native Movement as we do this work in partnership.

Native Movement donation site:  https://nativemovement.networkforgood.com/projects/38258-native-movement

Native Peoples Action donation site:
https://nativepeoplesaction.org/donate/

This event is cohosted by MMIWG Alaska: Native Peoples Action Community Fund, Native Movement, and Data for Indigenous Justice.