About the Race Against Gun Violence

The Race Against Gun Violence (RAGV) celebrates the life-changing work of community organizations and provides a dynamic platform for people who care about ending gun violence to connect and get involved.

Each year, RAGV 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. 100% of donations go directly to participating charities.

Be Part of Building Peace.


    We believe all of Chicagoland has a stake in ending gun violence and that by working together, we can build a Chicago where all can thrive, free from the fear of gun violence.


    RAGV is the rallying point to raise funds for and awareness about what is being done to end gun violence and provide an opportunity for everyone to get involved. More than a single event, the Race Against Gun Violence (RAGV) is a dynamic platform to support and celebrate community organizations working to build peace and bring out the best in our city. 

  • WHEN

    June 6th, 2024 with step-off at 6:30 pm


    Grant Park - Upper Hutchinson Field (Balboa and Columbus Dr)

  • WHAT

    RAGV offers a one-of kind opportunity to connect, commit, contribute and be part of positive CHANGE. Get to know our 60+ community partners/charities through our Interactive Map and join of a community of people working to bring out the best of our city. RAGV’s Choose Hope, Why I Run and Let’s Talk About Peace series offer meaningful ways to connect and get involved!!

  • RACE

    We offer a race for every age and fitness level, including an 8k or 5k run, a 2-mile walk, and a Tots for Peace Sprint for the kids!


    Participating charities and registrants are encouraged to use the Race Against Gun Violence's online platform to raise funds for their organization, receiving 100% of donations every two weeks.

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to learn more about the corporate race sponsorship benefits and employee engagement opportunities!

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Meet the people and the places who step up and step out to provide a bridge to hope, healing and possibility. Learn how you can get involved and bring out the best in our city.

2023 Race Against Gun Violence By The Numbers...

895 … Registered runners and walkers representing 161 different zip codes.

$107,499.65 … Raised. $85,590 (donations only), $21,909.65 (registrations)

106 … Participating nonprofits. Our COMMUNITY PARTNERS and AFFILIATES serve various communities and employ a range of strategies, but all share the common goal of ending gun violence.

$33,154.24 … Highest amount raised!

12 … CIVIC PARTNERS and HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS who lent their name, networks and expertise to help elevate the race and demonstrate how Chicago can come together to solve a common problem.

81 … The number of teams that have participated.

6 … SPONSORS, providing in-kind and financial support to make it possible to offer workshops and benefits to our nonprofit participants.

106 … Community, corporate, health care, and civic organizations participated.

923 … Donors, generously donated to help out this great cause.