RACE: There is a family friendly race for every age and fitness level. Register for the virtual 8k, 5k, 2 mile walk or Tots for Peace Sprint!
WHAT: 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. In 2020, more than 50 nonprofits joined RAGV, receiving a host of benefits including 10 complimentary registrations and 100% of donations.
WHEN: You can choose to run or walk your distance when it’s best for you! We also encourage you to join us on September 25 at 10AM where we will “race” together across Chicago and beyond (more details coming soon). Whenever you decide to complete your race, you can upload your results and finish line photos to share with family and friends!
WHERE: Anywhere! This is your virtual run, and we want you to complete it wherever you want. Sidewalks, paths, treadmill -- make this run your own! Want to run with your family or your pet? Do it! With people from more than 250 zip codes joining RAGV, you’ll be joining others from communities across Chicago and beyond!
VISION: We believe all of Chicagoland has a stake in ending gun violence and that by working together, we can build a city where all can thrive, free from the fear of gun violence.
GOALS: Central to RAGV is the goal to build capacity, promote collaboration and celebrate hope. More than a single event, RAGV is the rallying point to raise funds for and awareness about what is being done to end gun violence and build Chicago’s future. It is an opportunity to change the narrative about Chicago, call concerned citizens to action and bring out the best in our city.
FUNDRAISE: 100% of funds raised go directly to community organizations. Everyone -- participating nonprofits, runners, walkers and volunteers -- are encouraged to use RAGV as a platform to support building peace in Chicago. RAGV provides a catalyst for organizations and individuals to connect directly to communities and get involved in a wide array of options. We’ve built a platform that is completely customizable and want all our participants to take part in whatever way works best for them.
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- For registration-related questions, contact email@example.com
- For race-related questions, contact Strides for Peace at firstname.lastname@example.org