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Registration and Early Bird Pricing Available Now! for USATF-certified 8k and 5k, 2 Mile Walk and Tots for Peace Sprint!

Here’s what people are saying about the Race Against Gun Violence:

“Loved the sense of community on the day of the race!!!! I anticipated it to a degree but there is really no way to experience it other than being there!”
— 2019 Race Attendee

There are multiple ways to participate in the race: as a runner, sponsor, fundraiser/contributor, volunteer, Community Partner or Affiliate.  100% of charitable contributions are distributed to nonprofit organizations dedicated to reducing gun violence.

We created the Race Against Gun Violence to build a new platform to support community organizations, focus on what we share in common and celebrate hope.

The Race Against Gun Violence offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to Choose Hope and join others who share the common vision of a Chicago free from the fear of gun violence.

Strides for Peace Race Host Committee

Roseanna Ander, University of Chicago Crime Lab
Phil Andrew,
Archdiocese of Chicago
Arne Duncan,
Chicago CRED
Hon. Richard Durbin, United States Senate
Hon. Kimberly Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney Office
Deborah Gorman-Smith,
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
Jack Lavin, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Jonathan McCormick,
Negaunee Music Institute at the CSO
Tareef Michael,
WuTang Foundation

Strides for Peace Race Committee

Ethan Armstrong, Pat Tillman Foundation
Maggie Baczkowski, Strides for Peace Founder and Board Chair
Molly Curley, Teacher, Strides for Peace Board Member
Lauren Cvengros, LBH Consultants
Kim Duhon, Running Enthusiast
Jared Gamm, Hiscox Insurance
Lindsay Guhl, MB Luxury
Adam Gross, LinkedIn
Ladell Johnson, Community Organizer

Brandon Nemec, Chicago Police Department
Emalee Pearson, Center for Youth Violence Prevention
Anne Renna, Strides for Peace Partnerships Manager
Mary Stonor Saunders, Strides for Peace Executive Director
Abby Swidler, Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care
Donna Thompson, Strides for Peace Board Member
Maura Welch, Deloitte

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