• Start: December 16, 2017 8:00 am
  • End: December 16, 2017 8:00 pm

Race Location: Rosemary Beach, Florida

It’s time again for active activists to gear up for On the Ground’s annual Winter Solstice Run! OTG’s Winter Solstice Run is an audacious, all-day, running, walking, coffee-guzzling celebration of the Winter Solstice. It’s also a great fundraiser for OTG’s gender equity initiatives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo! For four consecutive years, this amazing event has been hosted by Amavida Coffee Roasters in Rosemary Beach, Florida.

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If you have more questions about the 2017 Winter Solstice Run, please contact Outreach@amavida.com

Why Run?

On the Ground’s Winter Solstice Run is a phenomenal way to build a sense of community in Rosemary Beach, Seaside and surrounding communities. It’s also a great way to raise funds and awareness for OTG’s Projects Congo, which supports gender equality initiatives in eastern Kivu, DRC. Numerous farming communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu region have partnered with OTG to create gender equity programs and expand the role of women in regional coffee production. Congolese women are often under-compensated and undervalued, despite being responsible for up to 80% of coffee farms’ labor in the DRC

Additionally, according to a 2007 DRC Demographic and Health Survey, approximately 1.8 million women in the DRC have been raped, and 3.37 million have suffered sexual violence at the hands of their intimate partners. However, communities partnering with OTG are working to change cultural norms through gender equity training, which helps men and women to develop stronger, more sustainable communities through economic inclusivity and rejecting violence.


Advice from the Experts

Check back in for expert advice from Winter Solstice alums as we get closer to Dec. 16th!


The 2017 Winter Solstice Run is Hosted By Our Amazing Partners:





If you have more questions about this event, please contact Outreach@amavida.com