The race begins October 15th.
Run. Walk. Fundraise. And Change a Life.
The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered the schools of International Samaritan’s scholarship students in five developing nations. These students are now required to keep up with their studies on-line from their homes, where many of them don’t have the technology they need to remain in school on-line.
We are running–and raising money–to equip 465 of International Samaritan’s scholarship students with the tablets they need to succeed in their studies.
How the Race Works.
Run or walk on your own, or organize or join a team of others, to help raise $140,000 needed for tablets for 465 students in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica and Nicaragua.
We are asking everyone who takes part as an individual to commit to raising $300, or the cost of one tablet, in addition to their registration fee of $20.
We are asking every team to commit to raising $1,500, or the cost of five tablets, in addition to their registration fee of $20. Participants on a team can set their own fundraising goals at any amount, as long as the team together is committed to raising at least $1,500. There is no limit to how many people can be on a team.
This is a virtual race. You can run or walk your 5K anywhere in the world between October 15 and November 1.
Organizing a Team.
Schools, churches, businesses and families are invited to compete in teams of 5 or more people, with each team committing to collectively raise $1,500 to cover the cost of five tablets. Good-hearted team rivalries and interesting team challenges are encouraged and will be celebrated through social media.
Looking to see how much your team has fundraised? See your current amount and ranking on our team donation page.
To encourage registration, the first 300 registrants will receive a FREE International Samaritan “Stop… and Change a Life” T-Shirt. Those who successfully fundraise the full $300 for a tablet will also receive a special “Run… and Change a Life” race day T-Shirt. You can preview our swag on our race website. These are our thanks to you for your dedication and celebrate your success!
When is the IntSam Global 5K?
You can run (or walk!) your 5k any time between October 15 and November 1, 2020.
By Mike Tenbusch | September 29, 2020
For over 12 years now, Angelica Cancinos has been the conscience of our work through her leadership of our Paso a Paso scholarship program in Guatemala. I met with her in Guatemala before taking this position, and the power of her faith in action confirmed for me that this is the mission I want to wake up and serve every day. Like thousands of students from the United States who have traveled with us to work in Guatemala, I was inspired and challenged by Angelica’s conviction that Christ calls us to do more and be more.
When we launched the IntSam Global 5K to raise money for tablets for our scholarship students, it shouldn’t have surprised me at all that Angelica would throw herself into running it, despite not having run in years. She walks the walk, and she is going to run this race.
Angelica is running because she believes we should allow ourselves to be stretched.
In the past few weeks, over 300 people across the world have committed to run this race with her, including teams of students from every one of our scholarship nations.
Will you please support one of their teams financially? Quite honestly, they could use a financial boost. Of course, we’d love for you to run with us too. You can do either by clicking here.
Please keep in mind that 100% of all donations made will go directly toward purchasing tablets for 465 students in developing nations to be able to stay in school and learn remotely from home including 64 young people in technical school in Guatemala whom Angelica has been mentoring and challenging to do more and be more for years. Please help her run this race.
By Mike Tenbusch | September 29, 2020 For over 12 years now, Angelica Cancinos has been the conscience of our work through her leadership of our Paso a Paso scholarship program in Guatemala. I met with her in Guatemala before taking this position, and the power of...
By Mike Tenbusch | September 24, 2020 Last week I shared a reflection on life from one of our scholars to give you inspiration for why we are running the IntSamGlobal5k. You may have been thinking, “That’s great for them, but there’s no way I’m going to be able...
By Mike Tenbusch | September 2, 2020 I was stunned last week when Selam Terefe sent me the winning entry of the essay contest she organized for our scholars in Ethiopia. Azeb (pictured above), one of our 9th grade scholarship students, wrote: What is the Perfect...
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