RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, is excited to invite Capitol Hill residents to the Lace Up for RAINN 5K event, in support of survivors of sexual violence. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org), as well as carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
“Running opened up a whole new way of dealing with my assault,” says Laurel, a D.C.-area resident and survivor of sexual assault. “I saw therapists and went to group counseling, but running allowed me to be alone with my own thoughts while also working on myself, creating a healthier me both physically and mentally.”
Read Laurel’s full story here.
For the past two years, hundreds of runners like Laurel have laced up for survivors and dedicated 3.1 miles toward ending sexual violence as part of the annual Lace Up for RAINN 5K.
Join us this spring for the 3rd annual Lace Up for RAINN 5K on Saturday, May 21:
Washington, D.C. In-Person 5K
Location: Congressional Cemetery (1801 E Street SE, Washington, DC 20003), and is a USATF certified course
Registration Fee: $40 (includes race materials described below)
Registration: Register as an individual, or a team at rainn.org/LaceUp4
As a registrant, you will receive a race packet with a unique t-shirt, bib, wrist band, and other information and educational materials.
Registration will close on Wednesday, May 18, at 11:59pm EST.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the race director, Kay Ericson, at [email protected] or at 202-587-5355.
Thank you for your incredible support for survivors, and we look forward to seeing you #LaceUp4 RAINN on Saturday, May 21!