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Women Aware's Moving Beyond Abuse 5K Race & Charity Walk will take place (rain or shine) on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Johnson Park - Grove 4 (click link for directions) in Piscataway, NJ. This is a USATF-Certified 5K flat course. For those who wish to run/walk a shorter course or simply support Women Aware by attending, there is an optional one-mile Charity Walk. Registration covers either option. Teams are encouraged to sign-up to run/walk together. All event proceeds will benefit survivors and families moving beyond abuse through Women Aware.
Register in advance of race day and save $10! Advance registration is $35. Registration on race day will be $45 (CASH OR CHECK ONLY). Free for children 11 and under.
First 100 registrants receive a Swag Bag with giveaways.
Starting Point: Off River Road—parking and race entrance is Violet Drive.
Parking is on your right of park entrance. The start line is by kiosk/restrooms.
Park entrance and parking can be found by searching "Johnson Park Grove 4" on GPS.
NOTE: Dogs are welcome at the event, but will not be permitted on the 5K course for the safety of all participants.
Moving Beyond Abuse Schedule of Events:
8:30am: Packet Pickup & Same Day Registration (day-of registration is $45)
9:30am: Walkers Start
10:00am: Runners Start
11:15am: Awards Ceremony
Staff from Bright Horizons at Carnegie Center will be offering some fun activities for children to enjoy during the walk and run.
Runners can look forward to a quick warm-up led by trainers from Work Hard Fitness in North Brunswick prior to the start of the 5K.
Women Aware is the state-designated lead domestic violence agency for Middlesex County, New Jersey. For over 42 years, we have been providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and their children. All of our services are free, confidential, and available to any victim regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender or gender expression, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital, military, or immigration status.
Women Aware envisions a society where individuals can live free from violence and injustice. Our mission is to promote the safety and self-sufficiency of individuals and families affected by domestic violence in Middlesex County. Women Aware aims to stabilize the lives of domestic violence victims, increase victims’ safety, and reduce barriers to services. We provide our clients with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives. We have continually expanded our programs to meet the diverse needs of victims through emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, legal advocacy, case management, children’s trauma therapy, and counseling.
For more information, visit our website at https://womenaware.net
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