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.
Please register by October 5 to receive your swag bag before October 25th. Registration will close October 7.
The registration swag bag will include a CSVANW Virtual Run 2020 T-shirt, a sticker and selfie board!
In the past registration was free however this year there will be a $5 registration fee for each registrant in the state of New Mexico and a $10 registration fee for folks outside the state of NM, along with a small processing fee to help support our shipping costs.
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!
“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