Running for Justice with Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC)
Join CJJC’s All-Star team for the 2012 Oakland Running Festival to have fun, build solidarity, celebrate Oakland, and help achieve housing and immigrant justice for all!
TIME: Sunday, March 25, 2012
PLACE: Oakland, CA
INFO: Events include kids fun run 9:20a, 5K run/walk 7:45a, half-marathon 9:15a, full marathon 7:30a, and 4-person relay team marathon 7:30a,
COST: $15 (kids fun run), $35 (5K), $70 (half-marathon), $90 (full-marathon), $200 (4 person relay team marathon)
Whether we’re fighting foreclosure cases or winning more tenant protections against unfair eviction, CJJC is pacing to win the marathon, not the sprint. To demonstrate, we’re going to take part in the Oakland Running Festival for our third year! This year we want to bring out more than 30 runners and raise $10,000.
The work we do at Causa Justa :: Just Cause, providing free tenant counseling for people in the Mission of San Francisco, and in East and West Oakland can not continue if we solely rely on institutional and government funding. CJJC is the people’s community organization and grassroots funding is vital for our ability to continue the work we do and its successfulness. We must own our work and participate in every level of it including in the way of raising money for it; the movement must be funded by the people!
Our amazing runners aim to raise $300 or more towards the work we do. Folks register to run (//cj.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=3), then get an email notification to create their fundraising pages and from there start raising money. We understand that raising money can be challenging and scary, especially if it’s your first time, but know it can also feel empowering and be exciting. There’s nothing like it once you’ve told people why your invested and committed to the mission of our work and receive that first donation! Either way, know that we’ll be here to support you along the way, providing you with tips to get in shape and creative fundraising ideas all leading to the big day, March 25th.
Also as part of our team, you will receive a custom CJJC t-shirt, get to take part CJJC group runs and in a beautiful event, receive tons of love and encouragement for taking on this challenge, raise funds for a fierce grassroots organization, and celebrate with us in a post-marathon party!
If you are interested in in joining the CJJC Team please contact Laurene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-763-5877, ext 303.The last day to sign up is Tuesday, March 6th so Sign Up Today!
Last year we all crossed the finish line with smiling faces. Check out our pictures!
Get in shape for the Oakland Marathon with CJJC Group run:
Sunday, Feb 26th, 8 miles starting at 10am (location TBD)
Sunday, March 11th 10+ mile run, starting at 10am (location TBD)
Marathon Training Program
Sports and Resistance
For more information about the marathon click 2012 Oakland Running Festival