Saturday, October 14
Domestic Violence Awareness 5K
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: University of Dayton River Campus, 1700 S. Patterson Blvd.
Cost: TBD

The Domestic Violence Awareness 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in conjunction with the University of Dayton School of Law Human Rights Awareness and Advocacy group and the University of Dayton Women’s Center. Funds raised will support the Domestic Violence Hotline share by Artemis Center and the YWCA Dayton. 

The 5K event highlights the critical community issue of domestic violence and provides education on the work of Artemis Center and YWCA Dayton. Activities include a 5K run/walk/stroll, as well as a 1-mile walk by men and women, wearing heels, to emphasize the crucial role male voices play in ending violence against women.

All proceeds will support Artemis Center and YWCA Dayton’s shared 24-hour crisis hotline (937-222-SAFE), the only such hotline in both Montgomery and Preble counties. The hotline office staffed in equal parts by trained YWCA Dayton and Artemis Center staff. In 2016 alone, more than 4,000 crisis calls were received through the hotline.

The 5K will start and finish at the University of Dayton River Campus (1700 S. Patterson Blvd.), with an easy out-and-back course perfect for experienced runners, hobby joggers, walkers and families alike. No animals allowed; strollers are welcome.

Registration opens at 8 a.m., with the race beginning rain or shine at 9 a.m. Registration fees are tax-deductible. Early-bird registrations will be available and guarantee a T-shirt: Adults, $25; Students with ID and Children 3 and up, $20. Children under 3, Free.

UD will be collecting toiletry and non-perishable food donations to benefit Artemis Center and YWCA shelters in Dayton.

Contact Information:
Name: Beth Herdmann