Esperanza/Safe Passage 5K Benefit Race

On Saturday, September 25th at 9am, there will be a 5K race in Southern Village in Chapel Hill to benefit Safe Passage.  Safe Passage is an US-based humanitarian organization dedicated to bringing hope and opportunity to the children of the Guatemala City garbage dump community.  “Esperanza” is the Spanish word for “hope”, and during the month of September, communities around the world will run and walk together in friendship, hope and solidarity to support the children and families of Safe Passage.

To learn more about Safe Passage, go to

Kids Race, starting at 9:15
Face Painting , 9-11
Scrap Exchange activities, 9-11

To register for the race, go to or  For more information about Esperanza 5k in North Carolina, please contact Marilyn Alexander at

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