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.
7th Annual I Will Run for Them 5k
October 22 & 23, 2022
OCT 22 – Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
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. In addition, 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. And 26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, they found that 47% of transgender people are sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime. In fact, 1 in 10 men experience sexual violence, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime with ‘IPV-related impact’ such as being concerned for their safety, PTSD symptoms, injury, or needing victim services. Our communities are experiencing an imbalance and we need space to heal so that we honor the beauty of her resiliency.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and CSVANW is hosting our annual I Will Run for Them 5K Run awareness run to honor the resilience, strength and spirit of our Native relatives impacted by domestic violence. We create space to honor survivors, cycle-breakers and our relatives who we have lost to violence. We invite you to dedicate your run, jog, or walk to your loved ones affected by the imbalance violence creates.
NEW THIS YEAR
We go hybrid this year. We are slowly transitioning back into community with COVID-19 protocols for our safety and well-being during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our I Will Run for Them virtual 5K will be held on October 22 & October 23, 2022.
IN-PERSON: We will hold an in-person event on Saturday, October 22, 2022. We will have space for an open prayer, speakers, announcements, and a group stretching session before we run/walk/jog/move. LOCATION COMING SOON!
This year, we are offering t-shirts and swag to registrants in person. Shirt sizes are limited so we encourage you to get to the event early. Thank you for understanding.
VIRTUAL: Sunday, October 23, 2022, like last year virtually, participants will use this day to complete a 5K run, jog, walk and/or any form of movement that they are able to and have access to in their home community connecting with the land that cares for them.
We appreciate your support and dedication to bring awareness to the impact domestic violence has on our communities. Together, we can break the silence and build a safe and healthy generation! Thank you for joining us!
More information coming soon!
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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