World Refugee Day 5k Virtual Run

World Refugee Day 5k

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We’re going virtual.

The Details
Join us:
Virtual 5k Run/Walk to celebrate World Refugee Day
When: May 20th - June 20th 
What you get: Exclusive World Refugee Day 5k Hat and Commemorative Race Bib

Want to run with others? Consider hosting a shadow run!

The World Refugee Day 5k is a run like no other. Gathering over 1,000 runners in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda to race for hope, for fun, and for each other, it’s truly a joyous event. Refugees unite, bringing their all to the starting line. And they find unexpected strength, resiliency, and possibility along the way.

Now, we’re bringing the power of this moment to you. The World Refugee Day 5k is going virtual - anyone, anywhere can join in! So lace up your shoes, gather friends and family, and hit the pavement to be a part of the movement. And to make real change for refugees in Uganda.

#WorldRefugeeDay5k #WRD5k


how it works

Register to run from anywhere, at any time. Registration opens May 20th!

Capture and share your run on socials using #WorldRefugeeDay5k  #WRD5k and tagging @worldrefugeeday_5k on Instagram.

Get your SWAG on! Hats will be sent out after World Refugee Day - June 20th.   

Funds raised will support refugees through Alight.


Join World refugee day 5k!

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Unlock your inner champion.

The power of running is universal - it inspires personal triumph and pushes us to new heights and hopes.

The World Refugee Day 5k gives you a chance to fuel your own victory and support the work of Alight.

The Cause

ALIGHT is an international humanitarian organization working to create the conditions for refugees and displaced people to build full, meaningful lives. Lives worthy of them. Lives alight with joy, connection and purpose. We work in more than a dozen countries around the world, providing health care, clean water, shelter, and other essential life-saving services. Building on the basics, we’re in the constant pursuit to do more, to do better, by the people we serve. Learn more at  


Join the Fun!

It’s easy! The World Refugee Day 5k is a virtual run that you can do from anywhere.

Register to support a cause you care about, and celebrate alongside thousands of others as they show up to the starting line.

Interested in gathering a group to run together? Contact Andezu to learn more about hosting a shadow run!

Download your race bib and share your support using hashtags #WorldRefugeeDay5k and #WRD5k. Don’t forget to tag us @worldrefugeeday_5k on Instagram.

The celebration continues when you get your finishers hat after World Refugee Day on June 20th!