RGI 5K Fun Run

Medina, WA, USA
10 Sep, 2023 (Sun)


5 km

About the event

2023 RGI Fun Run

Ally & Charlotte Eichenberger, Clyde Hill residents, 11th & 10th grade students at Bellevue High School, are continuing a 5 year tradition started by Sophie Sharp of organizing a fun run to raise awareness and funding to benefit Rwanda Girls Initiative (RGI).  The last 4 fun runs have been hugely successful community events and have raised over $100,000 that goes directly to support high school education at the Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda.   


Please park at Bellevue Christian School: 7800 NE 28th St, Medina, WA 98039, United States

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be held on Saturday, September 9th outside St. Thomas Church from 10 am until 12noon. Come to pickup your t-shirt and bib for the race. If you cannot make packet pickup you may also pick up your items on race day. 

More about Rwanda Girls Initiative (RGI)

RGI’s mission is to educate and empower girls in Rwanda to reach their highest potential. Founders Suzanne “Soozi” Sinegal McGill and Shalisan “Shal” Foster recognized that education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women.  In collaboration with the Rwandan government and Gashora community, they established Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) as an upper-secondary boarding school would not only change the future of Rwanda, it would become a model for girls’ education for Sub-Saharan Africa.  “We strive to cultivate inspired leaders with a love of learning and a sense of economic empowerment to strengthen their communities and foster Rwanda’s growth. The Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) is an innovative and socio-economically diverse model upper-secondary school designed to provide a “whole girl” education. GGAST provides a rigorous college prep academic program, combined with leadership training and extra-curricular activities that fill our girls with confidence that they can pursue their dreams of university education and fulfilling and impactful vocations.” Educate a girl. Inspire a community. Transform a country.



Awards will be given to the following age categories for men and women for most miles run (team + individual), most money raised (team + individual).

<10 and under
11 - 14
15 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 - 79
80 +

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director, Ally Eichenberger, at [email protected] or text 425-922-6043

Races offered by this event

5K Fun Run

10 Sep, 2023 (Sun) - 09:00
5 km
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