Yellow Ribbon Run

Do you want to support ex-offenders on their way back to society?

JOIN A YELLOW RIBBON RUN!

Yellow Ribbon Run is an outstanding project, which gives a second chance to people with criminal past.

Yellow Ribbon Run helps break down prejudice and popularizes through running the topic of employment of former prisoners.

In 2016, the Yellow Ribbon Run took place in Czech Republic for the first time. The idea of Yellow Ribbon Run was brought to Czech Republic by Gabriela Slovakova, director of the Svetla nad Sazavou Womens Prison. In order to realize this idea which comes originally from Singapore few organizations connected and founded the platform for the YELLOW RIBBON RUN which includes: Prison ServiceBusiness Leaders ForumRunCzechProbation and Mediation Service and RUBIKON Center.

The Yellow ribbon on runner’s dresses serves as a symbol of the return of former prisoners into society. It is a symbol of hope that is based on Tony Orlando’s song  „Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree“ .

RUN AWAY FROM PREJUDICE!

Motto of the Yellow Ribbon Run is „RUN AWAY FROM PREJUDICE“. The prejudice is wat harms redundants the most. People who are leaving prison in Czech republic still have difficulties to find the job. Half of Czech companies when hiring ask for criminal record. In 2016 there were over 10.000 people released from prison.  For an ex-offender getting a stable job is prerequisite to live a full-fledged, non criminal life. The chance og getting a legal job still has only half of them.

The idea of Yellow Ribbon Run is clear: let’s show we can give to ex-offenders chance, because without a stable job thay can’t get back and live a full-fledged life. We believe that every person deserves a second chance if he wants to.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

In 2017 we ran for a second time.  Almost 400 runners and 34 organizations got involved. 67 relays were set. As a part of relays some VIP ran e.g. Minister of Justice Robert Pelikán, paralympic Jiří Ježek etc. All together  19 prisoners and 17 former prisoners ran. 296 jobs were created for prisoners and 96 jobs for ex-offenders. All 17 ex- offenders involved in running are working.

The RUBIKON Centre annually works with 2 000 people with criminal record. Since 2012, we were able to place about 700 people into a job.

HOW TO JOIN YELLOW RIBBON RUN?

Become an official partner!
We will be pleased to introduce you the possibilities how you can help with us to those who need it. If you are interested please contact:

Markéta Filkuka

Phone: +420 602 234 065

E-mail: [email protected] 

Run with us!
Register and with pinned yelow ribbon participate in one of the Run Czech races. Through running you support the integration of former prisoners and express the belief that even the ex-offenders deserve a second chance. Register here: www.yellowribbon.cz

Create company relay!

You can set your own relay as a part of O2 Prague Relay 4×5 km and run together as a team with your colleagues while supporting good thing.

Register here : www.yellowribbon.cz

Support a specific runner!
Choose a specific runner and support him with any financial amount which will pay his registration fee, his equipement and also you will support the project Yellow Ribbon Run itself. You can choose your runner here:  www.yellowribbon.cz

Support us financially!

You may help with us! Send us a financial gift of any amountYour financial gift will be donated to the Yellow Ribbon Run project and the services provided gratis to the prisoners and ex-offenders within this project.
The number of our transparent account with Fio bank is: 2001084110/2010.
IBAN for foreign transactions: CZ2620100000002001084110.

Or you can pay online:

More information on our website www.yellowribbon.cz or Facebook.

Contact for Yellow Ribbon Run:

Markéta Filkuka

Phone: +420 602 234 065

E-mail: [email protected]