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MLK Day of Service 5K: Voices, Power. Movement.

January 15, 2018 @ 7:00 am

Runners at the 2016 MLK 5KCarolina R.O.C.T.S. (Rejuvenating Our Community Through Service) will sponsor its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This opportunity allows individuals and groups to participate in projects at various locations in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. This event is co-sponsored by Fleet Feet, the Department of Housing and Residential Education, and Diversity & Inclusion, along with the generous support of the Parents Council Grant program.

In keeping with Dr. King’s bridge-building work, the fundraiser will benefit Girls on the Run of the Triangle and Healthy Girls Save the World.

Girls on the Run of the Triangle is a nonprofit, physical activity-based, positive youth development program for girls in third through eighth grades designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. Their mission is to create a world full of joyful, healthy, and confident girls acting on their values and opportunities. As the name implies, running is a part of the program, but their primary focus is empowerment. Their experience-based curriculum is designed to help girls across the Triangle activate their limitless potential.

Healthy Girls Save the World is (HGSW) is a student-run chapter at UNC of a national nonprofit organization. The mission of HGSW is to provide transformational experiences and education on proper nutrition, the benefits of physical activity, and overall healthy lifestyles so that girls will be knowledgeable and enabled to make healthy choices in their lives. HGSW organizes after-school programs and summer camps that encourage the development of healthy and balanced lifestyles for girls. HGSW aspires to serve, build, and develop young girls into powerful women that will save the world!

For additional information, please contact MLK Celebration Coordinator Deanna Fayed at

Registration: $25*

To register, go to:

Check-in at Campus Y at 6:00 a.m.

*Prices vary


January 15, 2018
7:00 am


University Office for Diversity & Inclusion
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