Augusta Prep Day School … “Running for Justice” for Natalee Holloway, 5K Run/Walk for the NHRC … Beth Holloway Will be There


KUDOS to the Augusta Prep Day School remembering Natalee Holloway and a run for a cause for missing persons …

Augusta Prep Day School in  Martinez, GA is having a 5K run/walk where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the NHRC, the Natalee Holloway Resource Center to help parents with missing persons. Beth Holloway will be attending the event, taking part in the 5K run/walk and speaking to the student body and parents the day before. Beth Holloway will discuss Internationals Safe Travels. Come one, come all for this 5K run/walk and give to a great cause.

Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba in May 2005 while on a high school trip. To date, the three primary suspects, Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe, who were last seen with Natalee Holloway leaving Carlos N’ Charlies have never been tried for her abduction, disappearance and murder. Joran Van der Sloot has since been tried and found guilty and sentenced to 28 years in the death of Stephany Flores in Peru.

 Facebook: Running For Justice/Natalee Holloway 5k

Date Start: Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

Address: Augusta Preparatory Day School
285 Flowing Wells Road Martinez, GA

We all remember the tragedy when Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba on her high school trip in 2005.  Everyone in America shared the pain of Natalee’s family.  Her mother, Ms. Beth Holloway, channeled her grief into helping other families looking for their missing children by establishing the Natalee Holloway Resource Center (NHRC) to assist families and to raise awareness among teenagers about the dangers of international travel.

Augusta Prep is hosting a 5K Fun Run/Walk – “Running for Justice – Natalee Holloway 5K” to raise money to contribute to this great cause.  We will donate 100% of the proceeds to the NHRC.  The 5K is scheduled for Saturday, February 25th, 2012, at 10:00am, on the Augusta Prep cross-country trail.  We are combining our passion for running with our desire to help this great cause and to raise awareness in our community about safe international travel.

To register for the event, go HERE.

Learn about the Natalee Holloway Resource Center

Beth Holloway has done a tremendous job in searching for answers and justice for not only her daughter Natalee, but also for the missing loved ones of others. Beth has become a voice and advocate for the missing and a resource for parents for those who plan on their children traveling abroad.

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    13 Responses to “Augusta Prep Day School … “Running for Justice” for Natalee Holloway, 5K Run/Walk for the NHRC … Beth Holloway Will be There”

    1. Tamikosmom on February 24th, 2012 10:37 am

      Thanks Red!!

      Augusta Preparatory Day School Runs for Justice
      Fundraising Walk/Run to benefit the Natalee Holloway Resource Center

      The fundraising event is the first organized by the public to benefit NHRC since the organization’s inception in June 2010. “We are so grateful to Maggie and Amanda for organizing this event for our benefit,” states Janine Vaccarello, co-founder of NHRC and COO of the Crime Museum in Washington, D.C. “The more funding that we can secure, the more we can assist teens and young adults so that tragedies such as Natalee’s do not ever happen again.”

    2. Tamikosmom on February 24th, 2012 10:38 am

      5K Fun Run/Walk

      We are asking for your help in sponsoring the 5K. Sponsors are people who donate to the run, and, therefore, to this worthy cause. The sponsor levels are listed below. We hope we can count on you to sponsor by goods,services, or a simple donation. We appreciate your your support more than you can know.

    3. Tamikosmom on February 24th, 2012 10:42 am

      Loving Natalee
      A Mother’s Testament of Hope and Faith
      By Beth Holloway with Sunny Tillman

      Page 200: My child. My beautiful daughter. I can’t save her. It’s too late. Natalee is gone. And second to the great tragedy of losing her is if we fail to learn from what has happened. I could be any parent in the world. And no parent should ever go through this experience. Natalee could be anyone’s daughter. And in these thoughts a new path is made clear. There is something I can do. Many people reached out to us, and I can now reach back to them. It might be too late to save Natalee, but it’s not too late to save others. And it’s time now to make good on my pledge it’s time now to make good on my pledge to stand before high-school and college students, law enforcement professinals, victims’ rights groups, travelers of all ages, and anyone interested in personal safety to share Natalee’s story and our hard lessons, so that others might learn from them.
      “Tragedy creates an opportunity to make a difference.”
      Beth Holloway, 2010

    4. Tamikosmom on February 24th, 2012 12:35 pm


      Mother opening Natalee Holloway center to aid families with members missing, in trouble
      Published: Friday, May 28, 2010, 1:20 PM

      WASHINGTON — The mother of a Mountain Brook, Alabama, teen who disappeared five years ago in Aruba is opening a resource center to help families of missing persons.

      Beth Holloway has created the Natalee Holloway Resource Center, named for her daughter who went missing during a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island. The center will be based at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment in downtown Washington.

      The nonprofit center aims to provide families with an action plan, examples of missing person posters, contacts, media liaisons and other services to guide families during crises. Officials also say they will provide educational programs on safe traveling and crime prevention and encourage careers in forensic science and law enforcement.

      The center will launch on June 8.

      Read more:

    5. Pat in Alabama on February 24th, 2012 2:54 pm

      Thank you Scared Monkeys for posting this!!! I’ve been following your site since June of 2005 and sometimes its is a bit of a downer that there is so little about Natalee. I know that is because the trail is now cold and there is little news.

      The sporter has moved on to his new home and the rest of them got away with their crimes – but God knows! Let us never forget the injustice done to this young lady and her family by both the perps and a corrupt justice system on the island of Aruba. Let us remind them every chance we get. Let us remember the good things said of a young lady with a promising future, and pray for the continued healing of her family’s wounds.

    6. A Texas Grandfather on February 24th, 2012 3:28 pm

      Three cheers for Beth.

      She is still working to help parents understand the dangers associated with young people traveling outside the United States without proper adult supervision.

      A high school graduate or college freshman, while considered an adult for voting purposes are a long, long way from being a responsible adult.

    7. Tamikosmom on February 24th, 2012 5:22 pm


      Holloway warns teens about travel dangers
      Natalee Holloway’s mother recalls ordeal after daughter went missing
      Posted: February 24, 2012

      …. Also, Holloway warned that travelers should activate international calling on cell phones before leaving, keep travel itineraries secret, don’t overindulge in alcohol, never leave a drink unattended, be aware of surroundings, and make a plan with friends to meet up at a specific spot at a specific time before leaving any location.

      “You are your own best protection,” Holloway said.

      To help families of missing travelers, Holloway partnered with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment to create the Natalee Holloway Resource Center. The center provides action plans, missing poster templates, contacts, resources, and submits press releases.

      Holloway will remain in Martinez until Saturday to take part in the Run for Justice 5K, a fundraiser for the NHRC organized by Augusta Prep students Maggie McLeod, 18, and Amanda Murphy, 17.

      “Americans are major targets (when traveling abroad) and people don’t realize that,” said McLeod. “Hopefully, with this (fundraiser), we can get that message out.”

      Read more:

    8. Tamikosmom on February 24th, 2012 5:24 pm

      Loving Natalee
      A Mother’s Testament of Hope and Faith
      By Beth Holloway with Sunny Tillman

      Page 31: Clutching both portraits, Jug and I drive to the private hangar at the far side of the Birmingham airport. On the way I contact Cingular Wireless and have international calling activated on my cell. I activate Natalee’s too. If she has hers with her, she can call me now. If she had had international calling last night, she could have called someone for help. Why didn’t we do this before she left? I feel such regret

    9. Jared on February 29th, 2012 3:55 pm

      Beth is amazing!

      I got to see her speak earlier this month in Boca Raton, Florida at the Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Luncheon. She is such a sweetheart!

      I can’t wait to bring her to my college!

    10. Tamikosmom on February 29th, 2012 7:55 pm

      I was hoping by now that the Augusta Prep and/or NHRC website and/or an online publication would have provided an update in regards to Sundays Walk/Run NHRC fundraising event. As far as I can determine … it has yet to happen. However … my DIL and I did learn through a contact on Sunday that the event was an overwhelming success. Over $8000 was raised and more than 250 participated including Natalee Holloway’s mother. One hundred plus volunteers also turned out to assist. There were many friends and families of the students on the sidelines cheering on the participants.

      Praise God!

    11. Tamikosmom on February 29th, 2012 7:56 pm

      Thanks Red! Thanks Klaas!

      Once again Scared Monkeys came through big time for Natalee Holloway.



      Natalee’s Hero

      By Beth Holloway with Sunny Tillman

      Page 229: As I read on in the journal, I discover that one of the most moving entries is her desription of a hero. Natalee writes:

      A Hero is someone who puts others before himself. He or she is very selfless and cares about the well-being of others. Heroes also accept life’s challenges and remain strong through tough times. They also have a strong sense of determination and stick to goals and morals. I believe that heroes uphold morals and try to encourage others to live life morally correct. Heroes are not only just people called in times of physical danger, but individuals that can both emotionally and physically help people get through rough times. A hero should always show respect for other people as well as respect for himself.

      Instantly I realize that Natalee is poignantly describing the people who have reached out to help her family get through this “tough time.” It’s almost as if she is thanking everyone herself by recognizing the importance of selfless people. And I am amazed at her profound words here. I sit and read the entire journal …

    12. Tamikosmom on February 29th, 2012 8:05 pm


      I am sooo jealous. It is my hope that Beth Holloway has a speaking engagement in the Seattle Washington area or the Vancouver BC area. I will be there. Her book LOVING NATALEE is a source of ongoing encouragement and inspiration for me.


      Beth Holloway, 2010

    13. Tamikosmom on February 29th, 2012 11:05 pm

      Natalee Holloway 5K Race Raises Travel Awareness in Prep Students
      Posted 02/29/2012 03:59PM

      On February 25, 2012, Augusta Prep sponsored a 5K race to raise money and awareness for the Natalee Holloway Resource Center. On Friday afternoon, Natalee’s mother, Beth Holloway, came to Augusta Prep and spoke to the Upper School students and faculty. Her powerful testimony moved the audience and emphasized the need for safety while traveling abroad. At 10 am on Saturday morning, approximately 230 runners participated in the 5K race. The race raised over $8,000 for the Resource Center.

      Plans for this event began in August with student, faculty, and community sponsors working together. Approximately 30 student volunteers assisted in the planning and the carrying out of the event. Instrumental in bringing this event to fruition were senior Maggie McLeod and junior Amanda Murphy. Both of these students are runners for the Augusta Prep Cross Country Team. Their love of running led them to decide that a 5K race would be a good way to bring awareness to this worthy cause

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