Join us on the Katy Trail in beautiful downtown Dallas for the 2nd Annual Bikila USA 5k and 1 mile walk. The Run starts promptly at 8am and the walk at 8:15am.
The race will be celebrating great Ethiopian marathoners including Abebe Bikila, the first African to win an Olympic Gold Medal in the Marathon.The first 100 registrants will receive a backpack, and water bottle.
NOTE: Walk up registration day of the event will be $25
BIKILA USA is promoting healthy families, teaching kids to live a health lifestyle and helping lead them to success,. Proceeds from the race will be split, evenly between Africa's Mother Teresa ABEBECH GOBENA. AND BIKILA USA KIDS CLUB.
Abebech Gobena Yehetsanat Kebekabena Limat Mahber (AGOHELMA) Charity. AGOHELMA is one of the oldest orphanages in Ethiopia. Currently, the association is providing various services aside from the orphanage itself that include: HIV/AIDS prevention activities, formal and non-formal education, habitat improvement and infrastructure development, agricultural extension, savings and credit scheme (microfinance), and women empowerment. In Addition, it gives institutional care for 150 orphans. Since its establishment, the association has assisted a total of 12,000 needy children. About 1.5 million people are either direct or indirect beneficiaries from the association in different regions of the country.
The Bikila USA Kids Club provides the opportunity for kids pursue their goals in running and make sure they get a full set of running gear for each of our kids. The donations go to providing shoes, shirts, shorts, socks and special gift.