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Aug 24, 23

Running Down the Walls Events To Take Place Across US

Announcing annual Running Down the Walls events happening across the US to benefit political prisoners.

Since 1999, prisoners and supporters throughout North America have participated in the annual event known as Running Down the Walls (RDTW) often running or walking simultaneously in many cities and prisons at once.

This is a non-competitive 5K run/jog/walk/roll in order to raise awareness and funds for political prisoners. Over the years, we have raised thousands of dollars and lots of awareness around the struggle to free political prisoners. Many places will be hosting RDTW 2023 on or around Sunday, September 17th – see participating cities below.

An important component of Running Down the Walls is the solidarity runs that take place throughout numerous cities. Solidarity runs that are held in our communities are designed to illustrate, through several small collective actions, that we have not forgotten our comrades locked up behind prison walls. Runs that are held in prisons are designed to both politicize other prisoners and to illustrate that the acts of solidarity have been heard.

This annual event is also one of the primary fundraisers for the ABCF Warchest Program – a fund designed to assist political prisoners who normally received little or no financial support with monthly checks. Other funds raised should be used to support local groups of your choosing, whether that is your own organization or another group you’d like to support. The choice is yours.

Planned runs for 2023

Los Angeles
September 17th from 10am – 1pm PST.
Elysian Park Fields, Bishop Canyon
(At the end of Park Road, near the park benches. Look for signs).

September 17, 2023
11 am sharp (Yoga warm-up at 10am) at FDR Park
Registration deadline is September 3rd.

WHEN: 2:00-7:00pm, September 17th
WHERE: Prospect Park– Lincoln Road/East Lake Drive, east of the Terrace Bridge
COST: $10 registration, participants encouraged to get sponsors (includes vegan BBQ afterwards)
Donate at or with the Cash App : $NYCABC

Lowell, Mass
September 17th
Boarding House Park, 40 French Street, Lowell. 11am.

Seattle, Washington
September 17th. Meet at Green Lake Park @ the Arch at 11am.

Portland, OR

September 17th, Meet Under Tilikum Bridge, (East Side), 11 AM

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