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Take A Stand Against DV 5K Race

A TIMED RACE BENEFITING LEGAL AID’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT

RACE BEGINS AT 8AM | $25 REGISTRATION FEE

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
350 S. BARFIELD DRIVE, MARCO ISLAND, FL 34145

FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES ONSITE

The Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence 5K is a scenic run through palm tree lined residences in beautiful Marco Island, Florida – an iconic community located in the largest of Florida’s “10,000 Islands” located along the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. The area features abundant wildlife, and hills created over hundreds of years in the distant past by Calusa Indians piling shells harvested around the island.

This special 5K is a chip timed race which is being timed by Integrity Racing. It is an ‘out and back race’ which will be open to all who want to participate, from experienced, competitive runners to those who simply wish to walk. All race entrants will receive a T-shirt, a special gift for participating, and awards will be given for the top three runners in each age group.

The race will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 starting at 8:00 a.m. Event volunteers will be handing out T-shirts and numbers with chipped devices beginning at 7:00 a.m.

The 5K will begin at the Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 350 S. Barfield Avenue, Marco Island, FL 34145. There is plenty of parking onsite, as well as beautiful views of the inlet.

This 5K race is in support of a very worthy cause – victims of domestic violence who receive vital and potentially life-saving free legal assistance through Legal Aid Service of Collier County. All proceeds from the 5K will benefit Legal Aid and the projects it operates to protect and support domestic violence survivors and their children. The founder of the 5K, Tina Nash, is a domestic violence survivor and a current Legal Aid Advisory Board Member, who designed the race to raise awareness about domestic violence and to advise those at risk where to turn for help.

A family friendly event, the 5K will include music, face painting, balloons, refreshments and more. Legal Aid extends a special thanks to the Title Sponsor of the 5K, the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, for being a caring community partner and supporting victims during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Your business can stand in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence and support the important work of Legal Aid assisting them by sponsoring the race. Sponsorships start at $50 and go up to $500 – click here to learn the benefits which include logos on the race T shirts, recognition on Legal Aid’s website and social media platforms, and inclusion in pre and post event publicity.

To learn more about how to stay safe from domestic violence and the free legal services offered by Legal Aid, click here.

You can also earmark a one time donation directly to Legal Aid through the Fund a Need program to support the work of all the units and projects within Legal Aid that serve domestic violence survivors and their children.