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With race results, special performances, DJ and more! Featuring remarks from Mayor Lightfoot and community leaders, original songs from Notes for Peace (a partnership of the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Purpose Over Pain), performed by the Chicago Civic Orchestra and emerging Chicago artists!

Chicago’s VIRTUAL Race Against Gun Violence 
See Our Communities. Hear Their Stories.
Get Involved.

Run or walk anytime, anywhere the week of September 19-26

Community organizations need your support more than ever.

We’re bringing community organizations to you through our Choose Hope, Why I Run, RAGV2020 films/videos and our Interactive Map.

Each week we’ll be introducing new people and organizations on the frontlines of gun violence and COVID-19.

We hope you’ll tune in, connect, and join our virtual run where everyone, everywhere can be part of building peace. Learn More


This mini-film series transports viewers to communities on the frontlines of the crisis, providing a window into what is happening on the ground NOW and introducing the hidden heroes who through their actions, choose hope, no matter the odds.

Missed one of the organizations we featured previously? Watch them here!


RAGV has always been a metaphor for what drives and inspires people in the fight against gun violence, and this campaign gives voice to those most impacted: parents, physicians, teachers, community leaders and youth. Follow #WhyIRun and please share your story – we’d love to hear from you.

Visit Why We Run to see why people are joining RAGV.

Missed a #WhyIRun we featured previously? Watch them here!


FITNESS CHALLENGE: Need a little motivation to train for the race? Chicago’s community organizations are making it fun with weekly fitness challenges to keep you on your toes while providing a window into what they do!

Follow #RAGV2020 and join the Race Against Gun Violence Facebook Group to be sure not to miss one!

Missed a FITNESS CHALLENGE we featured previously? Watch them here!

Virtual Race Against Gun Violence 2020 – Race Packet

Stride with Style

Medal, t-shirt, and socks included per $35 Adult or $12 Child (Tots for Peace) Race Registration.

We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to meeting and running with you.

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Social distancing means we have to stay apart, but we’ve created new ways to connect, commit, contribute and change — and be part of building peace in Chicago.

We believe we all have a stake in ending gun violence, that there is a wellspring of goodwill, and a desire to help.

We’re committed to doing everything we can to harness that energy to build support for community organizations throughout Chicago. Will you join us?

Connect. Commit. Contribute. Change.

Be Part of Building Peace.

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