Posts filed under Kozefo 5K

kozefò 5K 2015 by the numbers.

Published August 2, 2015.

Runners, walkers and volunteers enjoyed another beautiful sunny day to support the work at ANA Primary School.  Student art work, Kozefò merchandise and handmade soap were the new additions this year! (Thanks Jim for the Haitian inspired Toasted Coconut Lime Verbena!)

10 students were selected for sponsorship-YEA! 30ish are still waiting, so check them out on our website if you are interested:

And the results are in for the 4th annual Kozefò 5K…

total Runners-Walkers registered: 90

total volunteers: 35

money raised: $4000

Overall participation and money raised may be a bit down from last year [guessing that many summer vacationers were still out of town] but that did not stop the FUN!  I am always humbled by the loyalty and generosity of others. My fav part of the day is making rounds to check in with the variety of folks that show up – cousins and in-laws, work colleagues, family friends, church members, schoolmates and the guy that won it was a returning runner just looking to support a good cause!

Thank you to you all!

Posted on June 11, 2017 and filed under Kozefo 5K, Fundraising.

kozefò 5k 2014 by the numbers.

Published August 9, 2014.

The 3rd annual Kozefò 5K is wrapped up for another year. Each year I am incredibly humbled by the kindness and generosity of others, as they come on out to support the work we are doing in Haiti. We had family, friends, a big crew from the the Sartell area, Woodbury Community Church members, Saint Paul Public School employees, and our returning adult male winner that just came to run a 5K and support a good cause.  The money raised from this event goes directly into the general funds for running our Primary School in Port au Prince and the jewelry sales profit goes to the artisans at The Apparent Project. Huge shout out to Doreen for taking the lead as 5K Coordinator, to Scott for running the registration and t-shirt sales, Ann for keeping the finances in order, Jim for running the sound system and coordinating crossing guards, Liz for selling the jewelry and Eric Ramsdall with the Woodbury Police Department for their support. We had folks setting up and posting route signs, there were crossing-guards, a registration team and a crew running the water stop. This event could not happen without all of these fantastic volunteers! Thank you, thank you thank you!

**And a special bonus is that the 5K was won by a native Haitian!  JP Schlecht crossed the finish line first this year!!

Total Runners/Walkers Registered: 167

Total Volunteers (a little overlap, as some volunteers also ran or walked): 52

Money Raised: $5540

Posted on June 11, 2017 and filed under Kozefo 5K, Fundraising.

Kozefò 5K 2013 by the numbers

Published August 18, 2013.

The 2nd annual Kozefò 5K was a success!

Goals had been set to reach 130 participants and raise $3,000 to cover the expenses of rent for the year. And we did.

Total Runners-Walkers registered: 145

Volunteers: 49

Total Raised: $5547.77

Donations for goods/services: $2200 value [two Kozefò Signs, Ray J’s gift card for top male finisher, jewelry display racks for Apparent Project jewelry, tent usage and three airline tickets]

Expenses: $998.55 [trail fees, water, ice, copies/laminating, hotel for A New Arrival Center Director’s family, Target gift cards for top finishers,

Profit – Net Total: $4,549.22!

Plus…we raised nearly $2000 for The Apparent Project with jewelry and Christmas ornament sales that will go directly to the artisans in Haiti.

In addition to the funds donated…we also raised awareness to the needs of education in Haiti.  There were conversations and insight shared that brought to light the work being done at A New Arrival Center-Primary School. To continue the work, please consider sponsoring a student!  Check out Kozefò at for more information. School begins on September 6th…planning to open a third classroom this fall!

Posted on June 11, 2017 and filed under Kozefo 5K, Fundraising.

kozefò 5k by the numbers.

Published August 19, 2012

Wow. How do I begin to describe the incredible Kozefò 5K event that we held this weekend…the weather was beautiful…the volunteers were amazing…and the support from family and friends was overwhelming!

Allow me to sum it up in numbers…and with some pics of the day…

total runners/walkers:  130

total volunteers (a little overlap, as some volunteers also ran or walked): 42

total jewelry sales for the artisans of The Apparent Project: $1800

total profit to Kozefò: $3300

Such a fabulous event…thanks a million to all of you who supported through volunteering, running/walking and giving through donations.  There will be sweet little kiddos in Port au Prince, Haiti that will benefit from your efforts!

Posted on June 11, 2017 and filed under Kozefo 5K, Fundraising.