Traffick Free

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Raise awareness of human trafficking in Chicago with 3.1-mile run along Diversey Harbor

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Running a race, like competing in a jalapeño-eating contest, requires months of training, engages sweat glands, and amasses helpful strangers handing out cups of cold water. Drink in your victory with today's Groupon: for $15, you get entry to the Chicago 5K Freedom Run on September 10 at 8:30 a.m. (a $35 value).

As Traffick Free's inaugural 3.1-mile dash along Diversey Harbor, the Chicago 5K Freedom Run mingles fleet-footed factions in a race to raise awareness about human trafficking in the Windy City. Runners flex their quads and test their endurance as they speed through the 5K course, gazing at the glittering waters of Diversey Harbor or running neck-and-neck with a galloping peacock alongside the edges of Lincoln Park Zoo. Jog the course solo or bring along a band of nimble-toed companions to draw favored friends and loved ones into the cause to end Chicago's role as one of the national hubs for modern-day slavery. Athletes can flaunt further support with a race T-shirt ($10, not included in this Groupon), available at registration or on race day.

Traffick Free

During Traffick Free's annual 5k Run Against Traffick, participants trot along the shore of Diversey Harbor without once interfering with local traffic patterns. Instead, the run raises awareness of human trafficking, which the organization estimates affects 27 million people worldwide. Traffick Free focuses specifically on Chicago, but also hosts events and recommends actions that can combat trafficking on a national scale, from calling elected officials to flagging dubious Craigslist ads.

Customer Reviews

Beth L. · September 13, 2014
I have heard more and more about human trafficking lately and how present it still is today and it really struck a chord with me, and I'm all about running 5k's for causes that I actually believe in and feel good about donating to (I am a college student-so I try to be diligent with money-the little that I have :P ) So this was a perfect fit !! And the event itself was great, very positive! I am also a very big fan of the radio station that media sponsored it.. 90.1 FM Moody Radio :)
Sorina · September 26, 2013
I had never heard of this run before the groupon came out and I'm really glad I did it. I did not realize what a large problem human trafficking is here in Cook County. The race was well organized and small so it was really nice. I really enjoyed the fact boards that taught you about human trafficking every mile or so. It was both a great run and really enlightening experience, bringing awareness to a growing problem
Renee F. · September 25, 2013

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