Moving Beyond Abuse 5K Race & Charity Walk

Sat October 15, 2022 Piscataway, NJ 08854 US Directions
Moving Beyond Abuse
Johnson Park
Grove 4
Piscataway, NJ US 08854

Women Aware's Moving Beyond Abuse 5K Race & Charity Walk will take place (rain or shine) on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Johnson Park - Grove 4 (click link for directions) in Piscataway, NJ. This is a USATF-Certified 5K flat course. For those who wish to run/walk a shorter course or simply support Women Aware by attending, there is an optional one-mile Charity Walk. Registration covers either option. Teams are encouraged to sign-up to run/walk together. All event proceeds will benefit survivors and families moving beyond abuse through Women Aware. 

Register in advance of race day and save $10! Advance registration is $35. Registration on race day will be $45 (CASH OR CHECK ONLY). Free for children 11 and under.

First 100 registrants receive a Swag Bag with giveaways. All registrants receive a Moving Beyond Abuse 5K t-shirt.


Starting Point: Off River Road—parking and race entrance is Violet Drive.
Parking is on your right of park entrance. The start line is by kiosk/restrooms.

Park entrance and parking can be found by searching "Johnson Park Grove 4" on GPS.

NOTE: Dogs are welcome at the event, but will not be permitted on the 5K course for the safety of all participants. 

Moving Beyond Abuse Schedule of Events:

8:30am: Packet Pickup & Same Day Registration (day-of registration is $45)

9:45am:  Welcome

10:00am: Race Start

10:10am: Walkers Start

11:15am: Awards Ceremony

Live music from Goldenseal the band, refreshments from Fritz's-New Brunswick (CASH ONLY for refreshment coupons), children's activities, and fun through the morning

The strength of the original and cover rock band Goldenseal is the experience and versatility of its players coupled with the desire to play live. Founded in 1999 by frontman Joe Hughes, the band has been building a loyal fan base by consistent and dynamic appearances in clubs/venues all over New Jersey, New York and Florida. Other members of the band include Jesse Kessler, bass and backing vox; Pat Martucci, drums and backing vox; and Art Hoffer, lead guitar.


Women Aware is the state-designated lead domestic violence agency for Middlesex County, New Jersey. For over 41 years, we have been providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and their children. All of our services are free, confidential, and available to any victim regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender or gender expression, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital, military, or immigration status.

Women Aware envisions a society where individuals can live free from violence and injustice. Our mission is to promote the safety and self-sufficiency of individuals and families affected by domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Women Aware aims to stabilize the lives of domestic violence victims, increase victims’ safety, and reduce barriers to services. We provide our clients with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives. We have continually expanded our programs to meet the diverse needs of victims through emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, legal advocacy, case management, children’s trauma therapy, and counseling. 

For more information, visit our website at

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