World Refugee Day 5k
World Refugee Day 5k
Join us for this third annual run in Uganda!


You’re invited to the experience of a lifetime…

June 20th marks the fourth annual World Refugee Day 5K in Uganda, an unforgettable experience that unites thousands of refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, supporters of Alight, and professional athletes. Each runner brings their all to the starting line, finding strength, joy, and unexpected new friends along the way. And we celebrate at the finish, enjoying the abundance that was unleashed together.

We want you to be right there with us. Travel with us to Southwest Uganda June 15-22, 2020 to run or cheer alongside our group of travelers, joining in this moment of power and possibility—there’s nothing else quite like it. We’ll stay at the beautiful Igongo Cultural Centre in Mbarara, spend three days alongside the community of refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement and go on a wildlife excursion through Lake Mburo National Park.


No one can do everything. But we can all do something.

The world’s toughest problems can feel insurmountable. So at Alight, while we tackle those big problems, we also do what’s doable. Right then. And that’s what Changemakers 365 is all about.

You’ll do the doable in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, right alongside our teams, refugees, and your fellow travelers. You’ll learn about some of the biggest challenges facing Nakivale’s communities, and you’ll help them take a few small steps to tackle those challenges—all that add up to big impact.

It can look like painting a mural with refugee artists at the community center. Or helping set up a car-washing business for budding entrepreneurs. Or planting fruit trees near a local school, so that students can reap the benefits of fresh fruit and shade. Join us to see the impact of these doable changes firsthand—and make a lasting difference in the lives of people in Nakivale!


Trip Details


The World Refugee Day 5K trip is scheduled for June 15th – 22nd, 2020. This is inclusive of travel dates. The cost to join is $3,500. That includes: your Ugandan visa, all meals, ground transportation, lodging, attractions, and a donation. Airfare to Entebbe, Uganda is not included. Trip cost is based on single occupancy.

Contact Alissa at or 612-607-6486 to learn more or reserve your spot!

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About Alight

The World Refugee Day 5K is an experience offered by Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee). We are an international humanitarian organization working to create the conditions for refugees and displaced people to build full, meaningful lives. Lives worthy of them. Lives alight with joy, connection and purpose. We work in more than a dozen countries around the world, providing health care, clean water, shelter, and other essential services. You can learn more about Alight at:


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