Domestic Violence Awareness Run/Walk/Bike


Domestic Violence Awareness Run/Walk/Bike


October 1-31, 2021

5k, 10k, Half Marathon Run/Walk/Bike

October is domestic violence awareness month. Show your support by participating in this virtual run/walk/bike that you can participate in from anywhere!


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes — it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.

Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Now is time to take a stand. Support survivors and show your support against domestic violence by participating in the Virtual Domestic Violence Awareness 5k, 10k, Half Marathon Run/Walk/Bike.


  1. Register for the race
  2. Complete a 5K, 10k or Half Marathon run/walk/bike at your convenience, any time, anywhere between October 1-31, 2021
  3. Submit your time to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate.
  4. Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing your finisher certificate on social media! #RunsForAPurpose
  5. Feel free to join the Virtual Runs for a Purpose Facebook Group to share and celebrate with other participants. Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page too!


  • Domestic Violence Awareness Medal
  • Printable Race Bib
  • Printable Finisher Certificate


  • How do I track my time?
    There are several apps available that you can use to track your time. Here is a list of the top 10 apps.
  • Do all team members have to participate together?
    No, that is the great part about a virtual race! Each team member can run/walk at their own pace on their own time.
  • Do all team members have to do the same distance?
    No, each team member can choose to do their own distance.
  • Do I have to submit my time to get my medal?
    No, submitting your time is optional, you will still get your medal regardless. But if you would like to print off your finisher certificate, you will need to submit your time.
  • When will I get my medal and/or shirt?
    Medals will start to ship early July through the end of the race. Shirts will start to ship in July. The shirt cut-off date is September 5th to receive it in time for the race. Shirts ordered after September 5th, will ship after the race.
  • How do I print my bib?
    Bibs are provided in digital format. Once you register, you will be automatically assigned a bib number. In your account, under “Profile” then “Upcoming Events”, you will see an option to print your bib for this race.