The Race Against Gun Violence (RAGV) celebrates the life-changing work of community organizations and provides a dynamic platform for people who care about ending gun violence to connect and get involved.

This year, 
RAGV returns to Grant Park after going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the overwhelming success of last years race, 2021 will include a virtual option for those not able to attend in person.

RAGV offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to Choose Hope and join others who share the common vision of a Chicago free from the fear of gun violence. 100% of charitable contributions go directly to nonprofit organizations dedicated to ending gun violence.  


Join The 2020 Race Against Gun Violence from Strides for Peace on Vimeo.

8k, 5k, 2 Mile Walk (Coinciding Virtual Options) and Tots for Peace Sprint

Share why you’re walking or running in the Race Against Gun Violence on social media!
#WhyIRun and #RAGV2021

Learn more about amazing nonprofits in Chicago working to end gun violence!
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For registration-related questions, contact

For race-related questions, including group registration options, contact Strides for Peace at