On Sunday, September 26, 2021, throughout the Hudson Valley and around the country, people will join together in community to #RunFORTheTruth!
Run FOR the Truth is TMI Project’s first-ever fundraising race/walk to raise $10k to support the creation of radically true stories for Racial Justice, Gender Equality, LGBTQIA+ Rights, and Mental Health Awareness. It’s a way to join together in community and stop running from and start running FOR the truth. We believe it’s how we’ll all be set free.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
There are 4 easy ways – choose what’s right for you!
(We’ll provide all the tools you need with THE #RunFORtheTruth TOOLKIT)
Although competition is not the focus of this race, we do have some fun incentives to add to the challenge.
Awards will be given to:
Top 3 fundraisers
Top 3 race finishers
Top 3 race costumes
Top fundraising team
What truth will YOU run for?
Run FOR the Truth Testimonials
Black Stories Matter
Pronoun: She / Her / Hers
“In 2020, a simple morning jog for Ahmaud Arbury led to his murder, a heartbreaking reminder of the long timeline of terror and violent actions inflicted on black bodies reaching back over two centuries. I see Running while Black as part of a centuries-old story, of Black people struggling to live freely in their bodies. To experience sovereignty of one’s body, which requires safety, so that we are able to fully engage in that communion of our hearts, lungs, legs, and arms; so that we can finally step away from the fear that keeps us small, quiet, and in pain.“
Pronoun: He / Him / His
“As an avid supporter of TMI Project’s urgent and necessary work, Run for the Truth is an awesome opportunity to get involved with the organization in a safe, supportive, and inclusive fashion. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ running club Front Runners, this event is especially exciting for me. I look forward to helping TMI Project further their mission of challenging the status quo and igniting human connection, one radically true story at a time, and I hope my fellow runners, walkers, and movers will join me!“
and TMI Project supporter
Pronoun: He / Him / His
“I’m running for the truth because as someone who studies discrimination and mental health, I have a strong understanding of the adverse impacts of discrimination on individuals, families, and future generations. I have seen, as an audience member and participant, how effective TMI Project workshops and performances are at bringing light to discrimination-related topics that need greater attention.“
TMI Project is a nonprofit based in Kingston, NY. Our mission is to help craft and amplify radically true stories to ignite human connection, challenge the status quo, and inspire both storytellers and listeners to take action for positive social change.
Since 2010, TMI Project has led more than 100 true storytelling workshops and staged live storytelling performances by nearly 2,000 storytellers, which have been presented to audiences of over 100,000 people in schools, colleges, prisons, mental health clinics, theaters, community centers, the United Nations, and online.
SAFETY DISCLAIMER: TMI Project acknowledges that running/walking is a privilege. Many people do not feel safe to walk/run on their own because of race, gender, and/or sexual orientation. We encourage those interested in learning more to tune in to Inside Black Stories Matter: Running While Black (and Caring for the Black Body) on September 13 at 7PM EST on Zoom.
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Time: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Distance: 5K (run, walk, dance)
Location: Virtual, anywhere in the world
Registration Fee: $50 – $115
Campaign Goal: $10,000
Prefer not to race but want to support TMI Project’s mission to change the world, one radically-true story at a time? Make a donation today!
Help Spread the Word
Access social media graphics, sample copy and the press release.
Sign up via the RunSignUp to run or walk (or dance) the 5K (roughly 3.1 miles) route of their choice any time that day. All registrants submit their own time results online or via text, based on the honor system.
TMI Project launched a call for storytellers for Stories for Choice, a true storytelling program that will feature a ten-session writing workshop and culminating live performance on January 22, 2022, the 49th anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade. Choice, as we see it, means access to safe reproductive healthcare for everyone, for any outcome they choose. All selected participants receive $500. Learn more and apply (through Sept 15):
#StoriesForChoice #ReproductiveJustice #MyBodyMyChoice #ReproductiveRights #ProChoice #RoeVsWade #TMIProject #Storytelling
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