WHY WE RUN
We run for freedom, for refuge, for recovery and restoration.
We run for women who once had hopes and dreams for their life, just like you and I, but whose dreams faded into a nightmare when they were forced, tricked and coerced into a life of modern day slavery. They are victims of sex trafficking in Italy and they are trapped in the darkness of the deplorable commercial sex industry.
Our goal is to give them a place to run to where they can take refuge and recover.
It has long been our hope to establish a safe house for this purpose. Now, because of the efforts of our partners, Alba plans to open its doors in the Fall of 2021. While we are still raising funds for a larger home to accommodate more survivors, the first program participants will benefit from the Alba Safe House & Recovery Program this year. We are so grateful!
We have momentum but we need to keep going.
The Alba Safe House & Recovery Program envisions providing a pathway to true freedom and recovery to hundreds of survivors of human trafficking in the years to come. Alba is a project of a national network of Christian anti-trafficking practitioners and advocates across Italy who reach out to 3,000 trafficked women every year who are looking for a way out. We run so that we can offer them a way of escape and hope for a new beginning.
Will you join us?
Alba Run For Recovery is a virtual run and fundraiser to see this vision become a reality. Together we can champion refuge, recovery, restoration, and reintegration for women who have been exploited through sex trafficking in Italy and have nowhere else to run.
Join the 2nd Annual Alba Run For Recovery 2021.
Help make our vision of restoration her reality.
Register or donate today!
Share on Social Media!
We want you to spread the word about your run and the purpose behind it. Raising awareness is a vital part of the movement to end modern day slavery and your run can shine a light on that dark reality while providing for the desperate need for a safe house
that offers wrap around care to those who survive sexual exploitation.
Post about your team and/or individual training times, fundraising goals, and your final run on the 15th-17th on any of on your favorite social media outlets. Be sure to tag our accounts and use these hashtags:
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Post about why you are participating in the Run for Recovery
Post pictures of you or your team’s training runs
Post some compelling info from the Alba website
Post a picture of the route you have created
Post pictures from the day of your run
We can't wait to see you on social!
Map Your Run!
Mapping your run is easy!
We ask our runners to set up an account with Strava if they don’t already have one. It is free and simple.
This will allow runners to record their run and share it to the Strava Club “Run for Recovery”.
To do so, just log into that app on your phone or online. Our Strava club can be found here:
Once you have the Strava app downloaded, or you’ve gone to the event online:
1. Create a Strava profile
2. Join the Run For Recovery event
3. Record your run on event day using their record feature.
4. Upload your time to the event!