Get Involved in Running Down the Walls (RDTW) 2015


ABCF’s Annual Running Down The Walls 5K Run

WHAT: Running Down the Walls – 5k Run/Walk/Jog/Bike

WHEN: Sunday, September 6th, : 2:00-7:00pm EST (10am PST)

WHERE: Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY

Every year, prisoners and supporters of political prisoners organize solidarity events with Running Down the Walls. In the last few years, we’ve had runs in Albuquerque (NM), Arcata (CA), Ashland (OR), Bellefonte (PA), Boston (MA), Denver (CO), Elmore (AL), Inez (KY), Los Angeles (CA), Marion (IL), New York (NY), USP Navosta (TX), Pelican Bay (CA), Phoenix (AZ), Tucson (AZ), and Toronto, Ontario. This year we hope to expand the amount of runs in prisons and other cities, as well as increase the amount of funds raised for community projects.

YOU CAN DONATE AT: send your donation online to the email address “[email protected]” (Tim Fasnacht). Mark as RDTW2015. If you’d prefer to stay anonymous or are donating in the name of an organization, let us know.

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This year’s run will take place on Sunday, September 6th in solidarity and conjunction with runs that will take place in cities and prison yards across the country at the same time.


* Run/walk/bike/roll in the 5k – We need participants who can run/walk/bike/roll the 5k and are able to collect financial pledges to offer as donations to the run.

* Volunteer for the run – We need folks who are willing to staff a registration/literature table, hand out water, bike the route as street medics, and help chalk the route beforehand.

* Donate to the run/sponsor a participant – If you are not able to attend, but want to support this fundraising effort, please mail donations to:

Denver-ABC, P.O. Box 100277, Denver, CO 80250

LA-ABC, P.O. Box 1122, Whittier, CA 90603

NYC-ABC, P.O. Box 110034, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Each year, we split proceeds between the Anarchist Black Cross Federation’s Warchest program ( and a local organization.


The Anarchist Black Cross Federation (ABCF) operates a program designed to send monthly checks to those Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War who have been receiving insufficient, little, or no financial support during their imprisonment. The Warchest program was initiated in November 1994. Its purpose is to collect monthly funds from groups and individual supporters, and send that money to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War (PP/POW) via monthly checks. Over the last two decades, the ABCF Warchest has dispensed over $75,000 to political prisoners in the United States. Currently, there are ten imprisoned comrades who receive a monthly stipend as part of the program; they are:

Joseph Bowen

Russell Maroon Shoatz

Alvaro Luna Hernandez

Herman Bell

Robert Seth Hayes

Maliki Shakur Latine

Ruchell Magee

Sundiata Acoli

Hanif Bey

Oso Blanco

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