Date: April 4th, 2020
Time: 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM

In light of coronavirus and CDC recommendations for social distancing, we would like to offer a "No Run Fun Run" to help us cover some of our operating expenses and recoup some of our losses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. That's right, for just $25, you can still feel good about supporting a great cause, without breaking a sweat. If you would like a t-shirt, be sure to add your t-shirt size and your mailing address (plus $8 for shipping).

Any donation above your "No Run Fun Run" gift will be applied to purchase t-shirts for all 600 kids who will also receive backpacks.

The proceeds from our originally scheduled 5K, which has since been canceled, was intended to cover shipping, in-country transportation, Vacation Bible School Curriculum, and food for all the kids and volunteers during VBS week. Thanks for your support. Contact Oslyn Rodriguez at or 917.687.0327 with any questions. Thanks for your generosity.

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Checks can be mailed to:
Backpack International
P.O. Box 95
Auburn, AL 36831


Calling all families! Come to join us for a family 5K! The Backpack International Family 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run is a great way to promote health and wellness for the entire family while supporting a worthy cause.

Participants may run or walk any of the races and are asked to bring a hygiene product, toy or school supply item for Backpack International's annual summer mission trip to Guyana, South America.

Can't race, but still want to support a great cause? Feel free to make a donation or volunteer to help with race logistics!

This event will take place RAIN or SHINE!

Backpack International, Inc. is a U.S. based, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to share the love of Christ Jesus with children in need around the world, by ministering to their spiritual, physical, social, and academic needs.