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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month. Join Julie Valentine Center in raising awareness by participating in this event.
How does it work?
1.Register for this race
2.Get Social (Optional But Fun!)
Join Our Facebook Event. Post Photos after you complete your run! Use the following hashtags #HaveAHeartForJVC #HaveAHeartForJVCVirtualRun
3. NOW RUN OR WALK THE RACE
-This is a virtual race therefore you can run it wherever you want
-You have the entire month of April to complete the distance
4. To qualify your time for consideration for age group winners, the
run MUST be recorded using a fitness app or GPS watch
(Strava, Nike, Garmin, MapMyRun)
-The Fitness App MUST Measure at Least the Following
5k - 3.1 Miles
10k - 6.2 Miles
-The Distance MUST be covered in one fitness activity!
Walking is awesome! We love walkers!
Running is awesome! We love Racers!
5. Once you complete the distance please complete the Google Form located on this event site between April 16-30th.
*** It is optional to enter your time. It is not mandatory. You only have to enter your time to considered for age group winners.
6. YOU ARE ALL SET!
Once we tally the results after May 1st we will post them to in the Results Tab.
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 2021 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.
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