Run Durham NC's Tobacco Road Half or Full Marathon on March 21 2021 and support the young Afghan women climbers of Ascend! If you commit to raising $500 in donations for Ascend - Leadership through Athletics you will received a code that enables you to register at NO COST.
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For their March 21 2021 event the organizers have generously set aside free Half Marathon and Full Marathon entries for Ascend supporters . The normal registration fee is $95 for the Full and $85 for the Half.
The cultural obstacles facing young women in Afghanistan are over whelming. Ascend's ground breaking programs build young women’s self-confidence, civic mindedness and leadership skills through the sport of climbing. The short term goals of the program include developing climbing skills and achieving tangible climbing objectives. The longer term goal is to develop a cadre of strong female leaders who are equipped and motivated to help their society transition to peace. These young women occupy a unique space in Afghan culture; serving as powerful role models for Afghan girls through their climbing achievements and their civic contributions.
Please consider participating in this iconic running event and help support a unique program that gives the next generation of Afghan girls an opportunity to carve out new roles for women in their society.
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