We’re BACK !
We are so excited to inform you that our traditional #RunWithFriends annual fundraiser is back on! Come and join us for a lot of fun running while raising money for Friends-International’s work to save lives and build futures for marginalized children, youth and families across Southeast Asia!
In 2019, 130 supporters from more than 10 countries put on their running shoes and raised more than $35,000 for our work and in 2022, with your support, we hope to beat that target!
In return for your hard work raising funds and clocking up the kilometers, you’ll receive a Friends race pack, an invitation to a delicious post-race brunch and the chance to win some incredible prizes!
Together, let’s make our kilometers matter!
By running and fundraising for Friends-International, you are helping us #SaveLives and #BuildFutures of vulnerable children, youth and caregivers across Southeast Asia. The funds you raise will support protection, education, safe employment and other vital services for marginalized children, youth and caregivers including street-living children, survivors of abuse and caregivers who lost their livelihoods during the pandemic.
See the temples from a unique perspective at the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon on 4th December 2022! There’s a race to suit everyone: 3km, 5km, 10km or 21km.
You can register for the race through the website here or at the organiser’s office in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh. Early bird tickets can be purchased until 29th July and the last day for registration is 24th October.
Let us know if you would like to join the Angkor Wat Half Marathon by filling in this form.
N.B: Raise a minimum of USD 40 to get a race pack, be invited to the post-race lunch get a chance to win some big prizes.
The Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon is back on 20th November 2022. Run any distance from 5km to 42km.
Registration can take place on https://www.facebook.com/Bkkmarathon/
Let us know if you would like to join the Bangkok Marathon by filling in this form.
N.B: Raise a minimum of ฿1,500 to get a race pack, be invited to the post-race lunch and get a chance to win some big prizes.
#RunWithFriends is back in Singapore with the epic Standard Chartered Marathon on the 4rd December (tentative). You’ll be able to run any distance from 5km up to a full marathon!
N.B: Raise a minimum of 55 SGD to get a race pack and a chance to win some big prizes.
Join us in the beautiful Bali for the Maybank Bali Marathon on 28th August 2022 and run any distance from 10km to 42km.
N.B: Raise a minimum of 581,880Rp to get a race pack and a chance to win some big prizes.
By running and fundraising for Friends-International, you are helping us #SaveLives and #BuildFutures of vulnerable children, youth and caregivers across South East-Asia. We need as many participants/fundraisers as possible to help fund our services and support safe, independent futures for thousands of marginalized children and families.
Are you in?
HOW TO JOIN
Register FOR your favorite race
Choose the race you want to join us at and register yourself. Then, let us know you want to #RunWithFriends by filling the form below.
NB: Friends-International is not responsible for the runners’ registration at any of the races. Also, note that the races close registration well before the event, so make sure you got your tickets before it’s too late!
Join our fundraiser
Join our campaign on SimplyGiving and create your own fundraising page. You can fundraise solo or as a team. Download our guide to help you in setting up your page and follow it carefully to make sure your page is associated with #RunWithFriends.
Collecting donations in cash or using ABA/Wing is possible too! Get in touch if you want more information.
Once your page is live, it’s time to start fundraising! Asking for money can be a bit dauting so we’ve put together a fundraising pack with plenty of tips and ideas to smash your fundraising target! Who said fundraising couldn’t be fun?
Want to join as a corporate team?
RunWithFriends is a great team building activity and we are happy to welcome corporate teams in Team Friends! We have communications toolkits to help you promote the challenge to your staff and customers!
Cannot join any of the races?
Back our runners in Team Friends or sponsor one of our #EverydayHeroes
Visit our fundraising page and help us smash our fundraising target. The more we raise, the more children and young people we are able to work with and support!
If you still would like to run for Friends, just contact us to let us know where and when you would like to run!
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US
You will be running for street children, sex workers, youth in conflict with the law and many more families living on the margins of society, ensuring they get the services and support they need – whether emergency food, school reintegration, vocational training or job placement – to help them become productive citizens of their countries.
Be part of a team and get encouraged by our cheerleaders on the sideline. A post-race brunch party will be organized, a great way to finish up and to celebrate with the other runners.
READY TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE?
#RUNWITHFRIENDS IN 2019
Could provide over 30 street-living children and youth with a nutritious meal
Could provide 10 children with back-to-school kits as we support their reintegration into public school
Could provide 10 marginalised caregivers with start-up materials and support to set up their own small business, helping them build an independent future for them and their family.