JavaJog participants have spent weeks training and fundraising for coffee women in the Congo. Now, on race day, April 25th, the 150+ participants will proudly sport fair trade organic t-shirts from FairTri™.
Provided by Tri4Freedom, a group committed to raising awareness about the global extent of human exploitation and empowering survivors and marginalized communities by promoting social and environmental sustainability in sport. FairTri™ T-shirts, made by Freeset Global in India, a women-owned business that brings freedom to survivors of human trafficking.
The shirts are made by a group of women in India who have been given a chance to empower themselves in a life free from slavery. More than 27 million people are currently enslaved around the world.
JavaJog for a Cause brings together the coffee community for a fun and fitness event that benefits a great cause, raising funds to invest in community-based efforts to improve the quality of coffee and the lives of the people who produce it, with a particular focus on women. This year’s fundraising goal is $30,000, which will be invested in women’s coffee groups in Eastern Congo, South Lake Kivu region.
Sponsors for JavaJog 2014 include Westrock Coffee Company (Platinum Sponsor), Equal Exchange, Baratza, Schluter and Equator Coffees & Teas are providing Bronze Level support, and Roast Magazine is serving as the Media Sponsor. A number of product sponsors, including Theo Chocolate, and Kind Bars round out the current sponsorship lineup for JavaJog 2014.
To learn more about JavaJog for a Cause, visit JavaJog.org; or to donate to runners/walkers, visit the JavaJog Crowdrise site.
To learn about FairTri’s mission to introduce triathletes to superior quality products that bring freedom to people around the world, including t-shirts and coffee, visit FairTri.org.
We regret that given the overwhelming response to this year’s race, after April 1, we are no longer able to guarantee a t-shirt for every runner. Great incentive for registering early for next year’s event!