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Run2Overcome 5k & 10k Presented by The Haro Group at Keller Williams Historic District

Sat August 3, 2024
Julie Valentine Center's mission is to stop sexual violence and child abuse and the impact of these crimes through prevention, investigation, collaboration, treatment, and advocacy.
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Events

August Live Event

Run2Overcome 10k

$40 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after July 8, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
August Live Event

Run2Overcome 5k

$35 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after July 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids Fun Run Dash

$7.50 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after July 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Run/Walk (Any Distance)

$20 Price increases after July 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Description

Julie Valentine Center Run2Overcome History:

One Sunday morning, June 8, 2008, a 19 year old woman was jogging in and around her neighborhood, just like most mornings. An unknown man sprang from the bushes, knocking this   young jogger down an embankment. She fought back, but she was no match for her assailant.  He sexually assaulted and severely beat her. This young woman required much more than The State Office of Victim's Assistance (SOVA) could provide; her community sprang to action, organizing a charity 5k to help with her mounting expenses.
It is now 2024 and her external wounds have healed. She no longer needs the financial help that her community stepped up to offer, but unfortunately there are others that do. The former 5k has evolved into a 5k and 10k and now benefits the Julie Valentine Center, so that they are able to assist others who have experienced sexual assault. Imagine yourself in the shoes of an innocent child who is being abused. Imagine the confusion and anger you feel. Imagine wondering if your home is safe. Imagine thinking there's nowhere left to turn, and then you discover a place that can help. 
Now imagine you are not alone. As an abused child, spouse or sexual assault victim, you meet others just like you who overcame the unspeakable things that happened. That's exactly why the Julie Valentine Center is here, to help people in your shoes. The inspiration for the team at Julie Valentine Center comes from an infant who was found deceased in a wooded area in Greenville on a cold February day in 1990. The police, so touched by the tragedy, named her Julie Valentine. Adopted by the community, her legacy has become a symbol of hope for those who have survived rape or child abuse.

 

Packet Pickup 

  • Friday - Packet pick-up is August 2nd from 2-6 at the Julie Valentine Center, 2905 White Horse Road, Greenville SC 29611. We encourage everyone to do early packet pick-up.
  • Saturday - You can also pick up bibs & t-shirts at First Baptist Church Greenville, 847 Cleveland Street on the morning of the run, Saturday, August 3rd, starting at 6:00 a.m. at the registration table.  

 

Events:

New Start & Finish Line at First Baptist Church Greenville, 847 Cleveland Street

  • Run2Overcome 10k - August 3rd - 7:30am
  • Run2Overcome 5k - August 3rd - 8:00am
  • Run2Overcome Kids Fun Run Dash - August 3rd - 9:00am

 

Course:

 

Awards

  • Awards will start tentatively at 9am
  • Top 3 (Male and Female) Overall
  • Top (Male and Female) in the following Age Groups
    • 0-12
    • 13-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-34
    • 35-39
    • 40-44
    • 45-49
    • 50-54
    • 55-59
    • 60-69
    • 70-79
    • 80+

Race Contact Info

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By The Numbers

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Friend Sponsor

Place

First Baptist Church - 847 Cleveland Street Greenville, SC 29601

Race Website

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