October 1-31, 2020  Your pace! Your time!

 

24th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Shelter Virtual Edition:  October 1-31, 2020

While we are sad we won’t be able to get together in person for our annual 5K Run/Walk for Shelter, we are hopeful you will join us in spirit for a Virtual 5K as we share the important message that domestic violence has no place in our community!  We are opening our race up for the entire month of October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  

As a virtual 5K, you can complete your run anywhere and anytime during the month of October.  You can run our course, pick your favorite course, walk around the neighborhood or even step up on the treadmill.  Your pace, your time.  The possibilities are endless!  Once you’ve completed your run, you’ll have the option to submit your time by text, email, or through your RunSignUp profile.  We ask that you send us your results no later than October 31. Results will be posted on our website and social media accounts on what would have been our actual race day on November 7, 2020.  

We want to see your run! Part of the fun on race day is seeing everyone's favorite 5K Shelter t-shirts so this year we are asking you to send us a photo of you in yours while on your run for our 5K Virtual Photo Collage. You can send us photos by email or text during your run and of your chosen course. Be sure to include the location of where your running if you’ve chosen one other than our usual downtown course. If posting to social media, please use the hashtag #SHE5KV20.
 
 

WHY WE RUN

We run to show survivors that our community cares about them, to be a part of the solution in ending domestic violence, in memory of loved ones lost, and for local survivors like Beth*. 

Beth met her boyfriend just as she was leaving foster care.  They moved in together shortly after.  She said the verbal abuse started early in their relationship, but she had grown up in tough environments and it didn't bother her.  The abuse got worse over time.  At seven months pregnant, she was scared but had no idea where she could go if she left her boyfriend.  One evening she was seriously injured by his beating - a neighbor heard the fight and called the police.  Her abuser was arrested and the officer put Beth in touch with the Shelter for Help in Emergency.  She stayed in our emergency services program and working with a Shelter advocate was able to find housing and parenting support through a local church.
*Name has been changed. The Shelter for Help in Emergency takes confidentiality of our clients seriously, and while these facts are real, this story is blended from experiences of several clients for anonymity.  

 

HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR VIRTUAL RUN

  • Register for the race. 
  • Complete a 5K (3.1 miles) by running or walking anytime, anywhere between October 1-31, 2020. You can walk around your neighborhood, step on the treadmill, run "our" course or one of your favorites. 
  • Submit your time.
  • Celebrate your accomplishment!
  • Share a photo on social media of your run/walk using the hashtag #SHE5KV20.


WHAT YOU WILL GET

  • A digital race bib emailed to you.
  • A 2-ply washable, reusable cloth face mask featuring the Shelter logo.  You have the option for a socially distanced pickup or having it mailed to you.
  • A sense of pride knowing you've supported victims and their children experiencing domestic violence in our community.


HOW TO SUBMIT RESULTS

If you signed up for text or email notifications during the registration process, you’ll be able to submit your results by responding to the notification reminder. Or, you can manually enter your results on your RunSignUp profile following the instructions below.  We ask that you submit your results no later than 11:59pm, October 31st.  Final results will be posted on our website and social media accounts on what would have been our actual race day on November 7, 2020.  
        1.      Sign in to your RunSignUp.com profile
        2.      Go to the Results tab in the menu at the top of the page
        3.      Click the Submit Virtual Results button
        4.      Search for your registration by entering in your name or email and date of birth.
        5.      Once you find your registration click Log Activities
        6.      Enter your time
        7.      Click Submit Activity

 

Register online by visiting RunSignUp.com or using the QR code on this page.  You can download a registration if you wish to mail one in.  Once registered, we will email you with details on mask shipment dates, information on how to schedule a socially distanced mask pickup, and how to submit your completed times. 

 


 

THANK YOU TO OUR 5K SPONSORS!