Honza spent three years in prison. Back in normal life he wanted to close the door to the criminal past and open a new one to start a new chapter in his life. Thus he and his mother joined the Yellow Ribbon Run and ran together for a better future. Do you believe in second chances? Get registered, come to Prague and enjoy the Yellow Ribbon Run with us.
The Yellow Ribbon Run project raises awareness of difficult employability of ex-offenders and their struggle with reintegration into society. Our vision is to contribute to the protection of crime victims and society, and build a way from the strict punishment towards the acceptance of guilt and responsibility up to the forgiveness and real freedom.
The 2017 YRR Highlights
In 2017 there were 400 runners and 34 organizations involved, 19 prisoners and 17 ex-offenders joined the run, and we helped create 290 jobs for prisoners and 93 jobs for ex-offenders. The 2017 YRR was supported by a famous Czech Paralympic athlete, Mr Jiří Ježek, and the Secretary of State, Mr Robert Pelikán, who is going to run again this year!
What lies ahead of us?
We are proud to announce that we have become the Title Charity Partner to the O2 Prague Relay 2018 which takes place on June 13. You, your friends, family or colleagues can form a team, pay a registration fee and make the YRR your personal running challenge. Furthermore, you can launch a fundraising campaign for your team or just support our good runners.
Besides the O2 Prague Relay you can see the Yellow Ribbon Runners wearing special T-shirts during the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon on April 7 and Volkswagen Marathon Weekend on May 5.
You can meet us at the YRR stand which will become a main headquarters of the YRR runners. The door is open to anyone who wants to get more information about the project, meet our runners and the YRR team or buy our original YRR T-Shirt.
Get registered and run with us!
Do you like the idea of running for better future? Do you like running or are you just a recreational runner? Never mind, anyone can join us. Go to our website to find more information and get registered! Not only can you do a good thing but you can also meet a group of wonderful people who organise the event, listen to the life stories of prisoners, ex-offenders and their families, and last but not least enjoy an unforgettable spirit of the 2018 Yellow Ribbon Run.
Contact email: [email protected]
Supported by the Justice Programme of the European Union