About Run for Their Lives: Run for Their Lives is aiming to be a global movement of local communities, building a wide awareness of the hostages that are currently held by Hamas. We do it by meeting weekly in each neighborhood, and going for a short run or a walk, wearing a branded outfit so that we stand out. We are doing it quietly, not disturbing the peace of our communities, but making sure to stand out and to address questions. We welcome everyone who supports this goal to join us.
Why are we doing this? There are over 200 people captured by Hamas, most of them civilians, including children, women, and elderly. Keeping them captive is inhumane, and they must be released NOW.
We believe that the world leaders can help by putting pressure on Hamas, by showing Hamas that the world condemns this captivity of civilians. Making this a global movement can help draw the attention of people of impact.
Who leads this?
Local communities are working independently, and can decide on their own processes and principles to follow. It started with a group of Israelis in the Bay Area, CA, and we’re supporting local communities by guiding them and providing operational help.
We are collaborating with the Hostage and Missing Families Forum (#BringThemHomeNow) and working for the same goal.