#WeBelieveSurvivors SPEAK 5K Run & Fun Walk

Sun October 2, 2022 Bridgewater, NJ 08807 US Directions
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#WeBelieveSurvivors SPEAK 5K Run (USTAF Sanctioned) and Fun Walk

$30 10:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends September 29, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.safe-sound.org/SPEAK5K.

Place
Duke Island Park (Or your own Virtual Location)
191 Old York Rd
Bridgewater, NJ US 08807
Description
The expanded #WeBelieveSurvivors SPEAK 5K & FUN WALK will be returning to an in-person event this year to support survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in our community with services, while raising awareness about building a community free from violence where individuals and families thrive. 
There will be a full morning of activities including:
  • A Competitive 5K Run, sanctioned by the USTAF and with prizes by age brackets for women’s and men’s divisions. 
  • New Fun Walk for individuals and teams, with awards for fundraising, creativity in outfits, and spirit! 
  • New Action Pass for participants to earn entries to win our Raffle Prize by completing awareness and prevention activities.  
  • Expanded Vendor/Sponsor Marketplace
  • And Kid Village with games and activities, Refreshments, and DJ/Entertainment!
You can make a real, lasting impact in the lives of survivors and their families! Your participation in the #WeBelieveSurvivors SPEAK 5K & FUN WALK ensures that legal advocacy, family advocacy, counseling, financial empowerment, housing, and emergency services, like our 24/7 call and text hotline and crisis shelter, are available to survivors in when needed!
 

Event Agenda


9:00 AM        Registration & Activities
9:45 AM        First Call for SPEAK 5K Run and Fun Walk
10:15 AM      Opening Ceremony 
10:30 AM      Start of SPEAK 5K Run and Fun Walk 
11:15 AM      Race Results, Awards & Closing Ceremony
Additional details coming soon!

 

Individual and Team FUN and FUNDRAISING

All participants - competitive runners, walkers for the cause and everyone in between -  are encouraged to join in all the fun at this year's #WeBelieveSurvivors SPEAK 5K Run and Fun Walk.
The following awards will be presented:
  • Biggest Family & Friends Team
  • Top Fundraisers (Individual & Team)
  • Most Creative #WeBelieveSurvivors Costume (Adult, Child and Team)
 

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Once a donation is made,  they'll send the money directly to us. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for Safe+Sound Somerset.
Setup your fundraising team or individual fundraiser with these simple steps using the button below:
  1. Create an account and profile, 
  2. Set your goals,
  3. Customize your page by clicking on the "Edit Your Page" button, and
  4. Share the info with your family and friends so they can make a gift

Click Here: Start Fundraising in Just Giving 

 

Fundraising Levels and Benefits


Every dollar raised  helps Safe+Sound Somerset fulfill its mission to prevent and respond to domestic and sexual violence, and is greatly appreciated. Those individuals and teams that achieve the levels below are entitled to the benefits as outlined here:
 
Individuals
Leader  ($100+) - Official SPEAK t-shirt at event
Trailblazer ($500+) - Official SPEAK t-shirt at event,  Name listed in event FB Group, and Name listed on event Website page
All Star  ($1,000+) - Official SPEAK t-shirt at event, Name listed in event FB Group, Name listed on event Website page, and Medal
To qualify for an incentive, you must be at your target Fundraising Club level no later than September 24.
 
Teams
Bronze ($1,000+) - Team sign along Walk route, Name listed in event FB Group, and Name listed on event Website page
Silver ($2,500+) - Team sign along Walk route, Name listed in event FB Group, Name listed on event Website page, Team photo, and Recognition in Opening Ceremony
Gold ($5,000+) - Team sign along Walk route, Name listed in event FB Group, Name listed on event Website page, Team photo, Recognition in Opening, and Exclusive Award During Closing Ceremony
To qualify for an incentive, you must be at your target Fundraising Club level no later than September 24.
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

At Safe+Sound Somerset (Safe+), helping survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence find hope is at the core of our work. We exist so that survivors never feel alone and know that compassionate professional help is only a phone call or text away. Our mission is to prevent and respond to domestic and sexual abuse with programs that provide safety, support and education for individuals, families, and the community. 

Since 1978, Safe+Sound Somerset has been answering the call of domestic violence survivors – often literally – with calls to our 24/7 hotline that are the first step in breaking free from the violence and abuse for many who are being beaten, battered, and berated. We hear it and see it everyday - the mounting need, the increasing calls. 

As of October 1, 2021, Safe+ expanded our trauma-informed services to support survivors of sexual violence. Now, adults and children who have experienced sexual assault or abuse can access the same high quality crisis intervention services - 24/7 helpline, Sexual Assault Response Team, advocacy, and counseling - that have been available to survivors of domestic abuse in Somerset County for over 40 years.

Our services are available to everyone, regardless of income status, cultural or ethnic background, language spoken, gender identity or sexual orientation. All services are confidential and available at no cost, in multiple locations throughout the county, and are available in English, Spanish and other languages as needed. Our programs fall within four primary focus areas:

  • Crisis Intervention: Creating SAFETY - 24-hour Call and Text Helpline; Emergency Safe House; Domestic Violence Liaisons with DCP&P in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties; Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Teams
  • Advocacy: Building HOPE - Legal Advocacy including Pro-bono Attorneys; Financial Empowerment Center; Housing First Initiative 
  • Counseling: Empowering HEALING – Individual Counseling for adult and child survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, including the evidence-based Prolonged Exposure, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapies focusing on healing from trauma; psychoeducational Group Counseling for adults
  • Outreach & Prevention – Educational programs, workshops and trainings related to domestic and sexual abuse, teen dating violence and trauma, which provide the information, skills and tools needed to break the cycle of violence; and 60-hour trainings for volunteers who will work with clients
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