8000 NE 12th St, Medina, King County, United States, Washington

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Activities: Running race, 5K (3.1 Miles)

2021 RGI Fun Run

Sophie Sharp, Clyde Hill resident, 12th grade student at The Overlake School, Redmond and alumn of St. Thomas School, Medina WA is once again organizing a fun run to raise awareness and funding to benefit Rwanda Girls Initiative (RGI).  The last 3 fun runs have been hugely successful community events (last year's being virtual!) and raised over $85,000 for RGI.   


More about Rwanda Girls Initiative (RGI)

RGI’s mission is to educate and empower girls in Rwanda to reach their highest potential. Founders Suzanne “Soozi” Sinegal McGill and Shalisan “Shal” Foster recognized that education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women.  In collaboration with the Rwandan government and Gashora community, they established Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) as an upper-secondary boarding school would not only change the future of Rwanda, it would become a model for girls’ education for Sub-Saharan Africa.  “We strive to cultivate inspired leaders with a love of learning and a sense of economic empowerment to strengthen their communities and foster Rwanda’s growth. The Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) is an innovative and socio-economically diverse model upper-secondary school designed to provide a “whole girl” education. GGAST provides a rigorous college prep academic program, combined with leadership training and extra-curricular activities that fill our girls with confidence that they can pursue their dreams of university education and fulfilling and impactful vocations.” Educate a girl. Inspire a community. Transform a country.



Awards will be given to the following age categories for men and women for most miles run (team + individual), most money raised (team + individual).

<10 and under
11 - 14
15 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 - 79
80 +

We will also have competitions and voting for best dressed participant, best dressed pet, and much more! Post a photo on your Instagram or put a photo on your story of any category you like for the chance to win a prize! Use the hashtag #RGIRunToRwanda to enter your photo! 

Be sure to participate and like your favorite photos!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director, Sophie Sharp, at sophies1@live.com

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 2021 RGI Fun Run

    Activity Starts: 5/1/2022 09:00 - Activity Ends: 5/1/2022 23:59
    Registration opens : 9/1/2020 02:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/1/2020 02:00
      Registration closes : 4/18/2022 02:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.50
    • Registration opens : 4/18/2022 03:00
      Registration closes : 4/30/2022 20:00
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $4.00

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