Race Away From Domestic Violence 2024!

The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) and the Domestic Violence Network (DVN) announced today that registration is now open for the 21st annual Race Away From Domestic Violence 5K on Aug. 10. Click here to register. Racers will run, walk or roll through a route beginning at the IU Michael A. Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis which offers beautiful views of the White River and the Indianapolis Zoo. The 5K course is accessible and allows all individuals to engage fully by running, walking or rolling. The Race Away From Domestic Violence aims to raise awareness of domestic violence in hopes of preventing and eliminating it – until the violence ends. Supporting survivors is of the utmost importance to ICADV and DVN. Over the past 20 years, ICADV has raised over $400,000 from this event to directly impact survivors by supporting the resources and programs that are most impactful to their needs including legal, housing, and economic support.

Laura Berry, executive director of ICADV reflected on the impact of the race, saying “ICADV’s mission since 1980 has been to prevent and eliminate violence and we fulfill the mission by providing comprehensive and inclusive services that increase survivor’s safety and support financial stability. Funds raised from the 21st annual Race Away From Domestic Violence will help ICADV reach that goal.” “DVN is proud to partner with ICADV to work towards our shared goal of eliminating domestic violence,” said Kelly McBride, executive director of the Domestic Violence Network. “We are deeply committed to furthering our work to end the culture that leads to domestic violence, and this partnership allows us to pool our resources to address systemic issues that leave many behind.”

ICADV and DVN will offer creative activities for kids as well as water and healthy snacks for participants before, during and after the race. At the conclusion of the race, a short awards ceremony will be held to highlight the fastest participants, top fundraisers and more. The Race Away From Domestic Violence began in 2003 with a single racer – Richard Propes. Richard has devoted his life to raising awareness of domestic violence and child victims and has been a strong supporter of ICADV since its establishment.

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