The Tug Valley Road Runners Club is scaring up some fun with their annual Halloween themed 5K & 1-Mile run/walk. Get your costume ready and get ready to run (or walk) in the Killer 5K Run/Walk!
On the Serious Side
The TVRR club has again partnered with the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter to host their annual Halloween theme run/walk with proceeds going to the shelter.
“With fall upon us and Halloween approaching, another thing that stands out in October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We are pleased to collaborate with the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter to raise awareness about this issue, the need to stop the violence, and help families during this time,” says Alexis Batausa, TVRR Club President.
According to breakthecycle.org, domestic violence affects millions of men and women. The abuse comes in the form of physical violence, stalking, humiliation, threats, isolation, and more. With the help of places like the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, victims can take a step towards breaking the cycle of abuse.
According to Sherry Hatfield, Victim Advocate and TVRS employee for 26 years, the shelter is totally supported by grants, which are specific in how they can be used, fundraising, and donations.
“Currently, we need to fix some problems inside the shelter and underneath the building so it to be a safer place for us to house women and children that are victims of domestic violence. Fundraisers, like the Killer 5K/1Mile Walk, are a necessity for us to continue providing needed service and shelter for these victims and survivors,” notes Sherry.
On the Fun Side!
Although this race has a serious cause to support, it’s filled with fun for those participating! Are you ready to run for it?!
Registration is open now for the event! You will be able to register at the Williamson Field House on event day from 3 pm- 4:45 pm before the 5 pm race start time. This will not offer age awards but will feature a unique finisher’s medal and Top Male/Top Female will be recognized. Also, everyone is encouraged to dress up in costumes and have a chance to win door prizes! The course will start and end in West End Williamson and yes, it will go through the cemetery!
Alexis says, “The Killer 5K draws everyone from walker to runners, dressing up in their scary, fun, and unique costumes. We look forward to this year’s event and everyone comes out dressed and ready to work together to stop domestic violence while having a great time.”
FYI about the Killer 5K/1-Mile Run/Walk
All pictures submitted by Tug Valley Road Runners Club
If you’re ready to take the Killer 5K/1Mile walk challenge, register now! Here are some quick links to get you ready!
Tug Valley Road Runners Club Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TugValleyRoadRunnersClub/
Tug Valley Recovery Shelter: https://www.facebook.com/Tug-Valley-Recovery-Shelter-185964454784123/
More info on Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence Awareness Month: https://www.breakthecycle.org/blog/it%E2%80%99s-national-domestic-violence-awareness-month