SAVE THE DATE
The 42nd Annual 2023 Freeze for Food tentatively scheduled:
Saturday, March 4, 2023
2022 RACE RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE AT ItsRaceTime
Ready to do something proactive about immigration due to conflict or climate change? Join the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison NEXT YEAR to help raise funds to support food security programs of Madison's Open Doors for Refugees, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the resettlement of refugees in the Madison area and welcoming them into the community.
SUPPORT MADISON'S REFUGEES
The Afghan refugees who recently fled their country for the safety of the U.S. have been resettled in towns and cities across the country. As of spring 2022, more than 37 individuals have arrived in Madison with more to follow. They joined the ranks of many other refugees here, mostly coming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other African countries over the last few years, or from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan over the several years before that. New needs may come from Ukraine, as millions flee their war-torn country. For all, when they get to Madison, one leg of their difficult journey ends, but another just begins. They need to make a living while they learn a new language and new customs. They miss families they left and worry about their ongoing dangers. In this pandemic period, as new arrivals, many have low-paying jobs as front line workers. Some have lost jobs, and some entire families have contracted COVID-19. They often struggle to buy food and pay rent and other bills.
Your registration fee and donations can help over 100 families feel more welcome and supported in a new city. Be part of Madison's safety net while you run or walk and enjoy Wisconsin's beautiful outdoors. All proceeds from Freeze for Food will be used for food security and relief efforts for incoming refugees.
REGISTRATION DETAILS COMING BY NOVEMBER 2022
Our motto: Our race is never canceled due to weather or pandemic!
We rely on many volunteers, like Tamara England, Joy Amessoudji and Amy Amessoudji, pictured here in 2018.
We are looking for volunteers to be on the 2023 planning team. If you can help with many tasks to make this a success, send an email to freeze [at] rpcvmadison.org.
Generous support by our sponsors means that 100% of registration fees goes to Open Doors for Refugees. If you'd like to be a sponsor in 2023 and see your name on this list, send an email to freeze (AT) rpcvmadison.org.
Fleet Feet level ($500+)
Swift Feet level ($300+)
Happy Feet level ($200+)
Friendly Feet ($100+)
Your donation in any amount is a 100% pass through to Open Doors for Refugees.