Our runners participate in The Bank of America Chicago Marathon that takes place in October, which is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Through both community engagement plans and mass-marketing appeal, the domestic violence service collaborative agencies intend to make use of a new resource for consciousness and fund-raising via this iconic Chicago event.
We are also 2017 charity partners for the Chicago Half Marathon & 5K in September, with a dedicated group of runners representing Team Run DV.
How do we get it done?
Following a successful marathon campaign in 2016, the Coalition is excited to work together in order to make 2017 even stronger. Member organizations will invest their time and energy to ensure a successful campaign and happy running team. Each agency has designated representatives to participate on this campaign’s Steering Committee. From volunteering at the Chicago Area Running Association’s (CARA’s) Ready to Run 20-Miler to fun team runs, fundraising events, and even making posters to cheer on our team during the “big day”, each domestic violence organization (The Coalition) is committed to making the 2017 Chicago Marathon season as wonderful as 2016 was for our runners.