THE RACE AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE raises awareness and funds for more than 50 community organizations working for a more peaceful Chicago where all can thrive, free from the fear of gun violence. With Covid-19 increasing hardship in the very same communities contending with gun violence, RAGV is an opportunity to choose hope, support the life-changing work of nonprofits and provide a platform for people who care to get involved.
We may not be able to gather in Grant Park this year, but Chicago’s Race Against Gun Violence is still on — like never before. As always, there’s a race for every age and level of fitness, and everyone who registers will receive an enhanced race packet. 100% of donations go directly to the nonprofit you choose — now!
We’re excited to introduce our new #ChooseHope, #WhyIRun and #RAGV2020 Fitness Challenge campaigns — to bring community organizations to you, lift the voices most impacted by gun violence and be part of a collective working for a Chicago where all can thrive.
Explore our new Interactive Map to “meet” the community organizations RAGV supports. Check out the videos below to get to know Chicago’s other essential workers — our community first responders.
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.
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.
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!