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 #IWillRunForThem 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.
I Will Run for Them 5k
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Did you miss our I Will Run for Them Virtual 5K registration?
You can still participate & dedicate your 5K those affected by domestic violence.
Although registration is closed for our I Will Run for Them virtual 5K, and if you missed registration or you’ve just learned/discovered our virtual 5K you can still participate and dedicate your 5K. We at CSVANW have been organizing and shifting our efforts to the best of our ability to meet community where they’re at.
You get to choose the starting line wherever you are. The purpose of our I Will Run for Them Virtual 5K is to be in solidarity wherever you are. So, join us and dedicate your 5K to those affected by domestic violence and sexual violence in our families and communities. You can do this by yourself, with friend(s), family, pets, or with an organization.
All that we ask of ya’ll:
– Wear purple (ex: shirt, ribbon, hat, etc.)
– Fill out the “I dedicate my 5K to/for_____” selfie card.
– Snap a selfie of your 5K and share to social media.
– Be sure to tag CSVANW and use hashtags #IWillRunForThem #BreakTheSilence #HonorCycleBreakers #DVAM2021
Your participation amplifies our mission to stopping violence against our Native relatives and communities. Together, we can break the silence and build a safe and healthy generation! Thank you for joining us!
#IWillRunForThem #BreakTheSilence #HonorCycleBreakers #DVAM2021
Thank you to our sponsors!
“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