A two day physical challenge and fundraising event in solidarity with survivors of human trafficking

Aug. 28 - 29, 2021

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3 easy steps to join & raise funds

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Ride My Road
For this campaign we are proud to partner with Ride My Road, a fundraising organization for anti human trafficking. Ride My Road and The Epik Project have been collaborating on events like The Hard Road since 2018 and are excited to invite you to fundraise with us!
* has provided three easy steps for joining to raise funds for The Hard Road campaign.

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Create your (free) fundraising account at hardroadchallenge2021.funraise.org you can even start a team and invite your friends!

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Pick your challenge

Set your fundraising goal (ex. 10 miles = $100), determine a route near you, and challenge yourself to make a difference!

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Raise Funds

Use the social media assets below and post updates by tagging @epik_project #epikthehardroad

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social media toolkit

Post the images below on your social media accounts to raise awareness and funds for your Hard Road campaign.

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Use captions to inform your audience about your specific challenge and how it's connected to the Hard Road campaign. Here's a caption template:

I’m excited to be partnering with The Hard Road (Ride My Road) campaign to help raise money for The EPIK Project and partners in our local victim service network. If you're interested in supporting my challenge, find the donation link in my bio.

About the Hard Road

My name is Tom and I am the founder of EPIK, a non-profit with the mission of disrupting and dismantling the sex trafficking industry. In the 11 years since EPIK began, I’ve learned first hand from sex trafficking survivors that rebuilding their lives is an arduous journey. EPIK would not be what it is without the strength, grace, and encouragement of these women who have spent years enduring the horrors of sex trafficking. Many women are still on that road to recovery and at EPIK we feel compelled to honor their struggle with a creative show of respect. That’s why I created the Hard Road campaign in partnership with Ride My Road, an anti-human trafficking fundraising organization. Last year along with some close supporters, I biked 1,000 miles from Washington to Montana and raised over $100,000. This year our goal is higher. We hope to raise $500,000 through simultaneous Hard Road events in 4 cities across the United States. The EPIK project is inviting you to join a team or create your own Hard Road challenge! You can also support us through donating and spreading our message. Together we can help make the hard road for survivors a little easier.

Partner Organizations

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Epik Project Logo

The Epik Project is a national community of men committed to disrupting the dominant masculine narrative especially as it manifests itself in the demand that drives the commercial sex market. We believe that positive cultural change happens from the inside out. It means that in the process of disrupting the commercial sex market, we must also allow our unexamined and potentially toxic views of masculinity to be disrupted and embrace a better masculine narrative. Lasting change is defined by a large scale movement towards generative masculinity. www.epikproject.org

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Ride My Road is a nonprofit organization raising funds for anti-human trafficking within the motorcycle community. Through charity rides, motorcycle builds, events and photography we mobilize the biker community to support survivor led organizations. Although their tagline is “Ride Your Motorcycle - Make A Difference” they are excited for Tom Perez to show us all what can be done on a bicycle! That is why Ride My Road is the proud fundraising sponsor of The Hard Road. Join in by creating your own fundraiser at www.ridemyroad.org

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Sponsor Organizations

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor please email our campaign director, Lauren Trantham, for information on sponsorship options and a media kit:


Meet Tom

Founder of the epik project and the hard road

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