October is domestic violence awareness month. We know that running is healing. Movement is medicine. 4 out of 5 Native Women will experience violence in her life…this is not just a statistic; it is our mothers, sisters, and daughters. Our communities are experiencing an imbalance and we need space to heal so that we honor the beauty of her resiliency.
Our annual #iwillRunForHER event was established in 2016 as a way for the community to come together and dedicate a run to those affected by domestic and sexual violence. We hold space every October in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month to promoting healing and wellness through running. This event is free to the public.
October 25th & 26th 2020
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and CSVANW will be hosting our Annual I Will Run for Her 5k Community Run/Walk &1k Kid Awareness Run to honor the resilience, strength and spirit of our Native women and children. In efforts to support the health of our communities during the Covid-19 pandemic we will going virtual this year. Participants will have two days (October 25-26) to complete a 5K run, jog or walk in their home community connecting with the land that cares for them.
Dedicate your run this October to raise awareness about how our communities have been affected by domestic violence. We encourage all participants to share a photo of themselves wearing the CSVANW Virtual Run 2020 T-shirts/holding the selfie board and share who they are running for and why, then tag us on social media along with the hashtags #IWillRunForHer #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. We need you to Join the Movement.
Registration is closed.
We appreciate your support and dedication to bring awareness to the impact Domestic Violence has on our communities. Together we can make the changes to reclaim safe communities! Thank you for joining us!
How to participate?
You get to choose the starting line wherever you are. So do some stretches and run, jog, or walk on Sunday, October 25, 2020 & Monday, October 26, 2020. Run, jog, or walk at your own pace and go as far as you want. You can do this by yourself, with friend(s), family, pets or with an organization.
All that we ask of ya’ll:
- Wear the “I Will Run for Her Virtual Run 2020” t-shirt or something purple (ex: shirt, ribbon, cap, etc.). The color purple is a symbol for survivors of domestic violence to reclaim their power;
- Snap a picture of your run, jog, or walk on your social media platform and tell us who you are dedicating your run, jog, or walk to;
- Fill out the “I dedicate my run, jog, or walk to/for ______” selfie card, write a response and post it on your social media platform;
- Use hashtags #IWillRunForHer #DVAM #WeSeeYou; and
- Be sure you tag us @csvanw (Instagram), @CoalitionToStopViolenceAgainstNativeWomen (Facebook), and @CSVANW (Twitter) and we will reshare your post.
Share your story with CSVANW. Who are you dedicating your run to and why?
“I WILL RUN FOR HER” By Jaren Kee
“My name is Jaron, I’m a member of the Navajo Nation and a fourth-year medical student at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. I was raised in Crystal, NM. Growing up in a traditionally centered family, we were taught the importance of kinship from a young age. At the heart of this discussion was an emphasis on our intricate clan system…READ MORE
“RUN FOR HER” By David Adams
“Raising awareness for crimes against women in our communities is arguably one of the most powerful ways we can help reduce the disproportionate rates of violence. I ran last year because my daughter should never have to ask why women and children are subjected to such a high risk … READ MORE