Run for Freedom

Join Hagar survivors, staff and supporters as we

       Run for Freedom!

Participate in the Angkor Wat Half Marathon and raise funds to support women and children who have been trafficked or abused:

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Siem Reap, Cambodia

3km, 10km or half-marathon categories


Run or walk around the picturesque temples of Angkor Wat!  

A once in a lifetime experience!!! 

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Imagine spending the first weekend of summer running through the one of the world’s most famous temples to help transform the lives of women and children who have been trafficked or abused.

Rally your family and friends to sponsor you and help raise funds and awareness to support Hagar’s work combating trafficking, slavery and abuse and directly helping those who have survived these practices to rebuild their lives.

While in Siem Reap, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Hagar’s work, meet our staff in Cambodia and run alongside survivors who we have supported through their recovery, all while exploring an incredible city and staying active!

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up and dust off your running shoes!



The Angkor Wat International Half Marathon was started in 1996 as an appeal to the world to support the ban on the use of antipersonnel mines. Runners from all over the world participate in this event and entry fees continue to support those who have been injured by landmines.

The marathon offers the chance to run on an incredibly unique course in a UNESCO world heritage listed area with ancient temples and trees – bring your camera and snap some photos along the way!


By participating in Run for Freedom you have the opportunity, not only to support victims of landmines through your marathon registration fee, but also to support women and children who have been trafficked and abused through sponsorship.

Event categories
There are three distances; 3km family run/walk, 10km road race or 21km half marathon

Each category starts and finishes at the iconic Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap and follows a flat course – so there are no killer hills!

Registration cost (price in USD)  or check the website here.



1. Sign up to register

  • Register your interest asap by contacting us here or emailing Sarah at
  • We will email you a registration form to complete
  • Note: Registrations close on November 1, register now so you don’t miss out!

2. Start fundraising

  • Set up your own Fundraising page at Everyday Hero here. For charity, type in Hagar New Zealand. Then click the box “I want to do my own thing”. Follow the guidelines to set up your own page (hints below) and don’t forget to JOIN TEAM HNZ Angkor Wat !
  • Personalise your fundraising page with a photo, story of your connection with Hagar, why you are running and your fundraising goal (be ambitious!)
  • Share your fundraising page with your friends, family, colleagues or classmates and invite them to sponsor you. Don’t forget to thank them for their donations and keep them updated with your progress.

3. Book your flights and accommodation

  • A number of airlines offer budget flights from Australian capital cities to Siem Reap with just one stopover
  • We will provide a list of recommended accommodation options in Siem Reap for different price ranges. For more information, please contact us.
  • Participants are expected to cover all of their own expenses, including flights and other transport, accommodation, food and insurance.



1.    Information and materials for your fundraising events

  • We can assist you with donation boxes, donation cards, images and other materials if you are holding a fundraising event. Depending on where your event is, we may even be able to provide a speaker.

2.    Pre-departure briefing

  • We will provide you with a pre-departure briefing so you know what to expect and can ask any questions before the trip.

3.    Unique opportunity to learn about Hagar’s work in Cambodia

  • While you are in Siem Reap, we want to give you the opportunity to engage with Hagar staff and learn more about how we support survivors of trafficking, slavery and abuse.

The proposed schedule is as follows:

You are welcome to join for any of the above activities or suggest your own. We want this to be an enriching learning experience for all involved.



Need help registering? Don’t know how much to budget? Need fundraising tips or more information about Hagar to share with your networks? Need general advice about travel in Cambodia?

Please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah here or email