Recent Political Protests Spark Nationwide Rise Up 5K Run/Walk

Recent civil rights and environmental protests converge into what could
become the largest organized running event in the U.S.

JOPLIN, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A nationwide Rise Up 5K run/walk event opened registration today in 300
U.S. cities. The Rise Up 5K will be held on July 1, 2017 with the goal
of continuing the momentum started with the Women’s March held in
January while raising money for civil liberty charity organizations.

All 300 U.S. locations will start the run at 8:00 a.m. local time.
Participation is open to all ages. To find a location near you, go to

“The Women’s March on January 21 was one of the largest political
demonstrations the world has seen,” said Ashleigh Teeter, Rise Up 5K
Executive Director. “We will continue that momentum by standing united
again – this time at the start line. We must rise up and resist any
attempt to degrade human rights. Our journey to defend and uphold these
liberties will continue until we reach the finish line. RISE UP. RUN. BE

To register or learn more, visit


100% of the net proceeds will be donated to these charities:

Women’s Rights:
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
Center for Reproductive Rights

Climate Change:
Natural Resources Defense Council
Sierra Club

Immigrants’ Rights:
The National Immigration Law Center

LGBTQ Rights:
The Human Rights Campaign
The Trevor Project

Civil Rights:
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation
Southern Poverty Law Center

About CARES, Inc.

The Rise Up 5K is produced by CARES, Inc., a non-profit organization
that partners with charities and schools to produce consolidated running
event benefiting multiple partner organizations. Its co-production
technology platform is used to produce the national Rise Up 5K, as well
as Turkey Trot 5Ks and St. Patrick Day 5Ks all across the nation that
benefit local charities.


Ashleigh Teeter, 417-540-6821