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Sunset Run for Refugees
June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0Free
D.C. Community Coming Together to Support World Refugees with Sunset Run & Candlelight Vigil on World Refugee Day June 20 Event Starts in Foggy Bottom and Culminates at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. The Run for Refugees, a D.C. grassroots organization, is holding the 3rd annual Sunset Run for Refugees event on World Refugee Day, Thursday, June 20, 2019. The public is encouraged to join the run/walk and evening candlelight vigil to show support for the world’s refugees. The Sunset Run for Refugees – a three mile run or a two mile walk – begins at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E Street NW). Check-in starts at 7:00 p.m. and concludes with a “caravan of light and hope” candlelight vigil at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool at 9:10 p.m. Guest speakers will welcome and address participants at the Lincoln Memorial. The vigil encourages support for the American Refugee Committee (ARC), CARE, International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Save the Children. Registration is free and all runners/walkers will receive an LED candle. Those interested in supporting the event can find more information on GoFundMe.com. For more information, please visit: runforrefugees.net. We are encouraging the community to donate to the relief organizations we are supporting: the American Refugee Committee (ARC), CARE, International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Save the Children.