Join the Action on Poverty team for the ALL NEW Tough Mudder 5K on Sunday 17 November at Glenworth Valley.
Tough Mudder’s new 5km course is no ordinary fun run. Experience a teamwork-focused, obstacle-crammed course topped off by an epic Mudder Village Festival with live entertainment, games, and food trucks.
This year our team will be raising money to help vulnerable women in Cambodia save money, start small businesses, and lift their families out of poverty.
Register your interest in joining our team by Monday 30 September 2019 using the form on the right and we’ll be in touch shortly with more info.
About the race
The Tough Mudder 5K is a NEW, shorter course with 13 obstacles. That’s more muddy fun and less running than the classic 16km course. The race isn’t timed. There’s no pressure, no judgement. Just a great challenge, a bunch of new friends, and amazing memories – all in support of a great cause!
The race is held at Glenworth Valley, approximately 1hr north of Sydney. Visit the Tough Mudder 5K website for more info about the course.
About the cause
Your fundraising will support our women’s economic empowerment project in Kampong Thom, Cambodia, where 22% of people live below the poverty line.
In Kampong Thom, most villagers are poor farmers who struggle to earn enough for daily sustenance. They have no way to save money or improve their situation. After the harvest season, many people migrate to find work. Women and girls are at high risk of sexual exploitation and trafficking at this time.
These women run a small business making and selling dishwashing liquid
This project empowers women to become economically self-sufficient by:
establishing savings groups;
offering vocational training;
improving access to micro-credit;
helping women start and operate small businesses, individually or in groups; and
educating women and their communities about gender-based violence.