Join the Yellow Ribbon Run!
Come join and run to support ex-offenders in Czech Republic. There are still places available for races in April, May and June. Click here to find out more about the Yellow Ribbon Run Project and how to register for the races. Registration for the run is also partly a donation to support ex-offenders.
(Press-release, 8 February, Prague)
Can a criminal who is currently serving a sentence in prison complete a marathon? How can one train for a marathon while in prison? And what motivation might they have? Marian from the Kuřim Prison, and ex-convicts Milan and Marie are clear about: if they are persistent, and society engages to help them fit back in, they have a unique chance to start a new and a better chapter in their life. That is the reason they participate in the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run that advances public awareness and acceptance of reintegrating ex-offenders into society. Today, this trio is being trained along fellow prisoners and ex-convicts, as well as managers and politicians at the first official Yellow Ribbon Prague Run training of 2017.
The specific aim of the Yellow Ribbon Run project is to encourage employers in fighting prejudice, and to give ex-convicts a chance to work. Why is that so important? “Once ex-offenders served their sentences, they find themselves back at the starting line. Giving them a chance to work is often the only chance for them to start a new chapter in their lives. Then it is only up to them to determine how persistent they will be in running to better their lives. But, if you run alongside them, you will show your support. Together, we turn second chances into first place,” said Gabriela Slováková, director of the women’s prison in Svetla nad Sazavou. Read the full press-release article here.
If you would like to know more about the project you may directly contact the Yellow Ribbon Run Initiator of Czech Republic:
Women´s prison director and Yellow Ribbon Run Initiator in the Czech Republic
Supported by the Justice Programme of the European Union