Event Info

Sign Up To Run & Invite Others To Join

Friends, family and anyone who cares about ending gun violence in Chicago! There’s a race for every age and level!

Meet and Support Organizations Working To End Gun Violence

Raise funds for our Community Partners and Affiliates’ life-saving work through our peer-to- peer fundraising program. 100% of the contributions raised through the race go back to the community.

Corporate Sponsorship and Corporate Social Responsibility

RAGV offers a wide range of tailorable sponsorship opportunities along with a number of ways to engage employees in health and wellness activities, community service and charitable giving. Email to learn more: [email protected]

Become A Community Affiliate

If you are a nonprofit organization in Chicago working to end gun violence, you may be eligible to join the race as a Community Affiliate and receive a number of benefits. Contact us for more information: [email protected]


Race Against Gun Violence volunteers work hand in hand with Strides For Peace employees, board members, and other race day operations staff to ensure a safe and fun time for all participants. You will have the option to choose your own shift time, as well as which area you would like to be involved in as a part of the race. Encourage friends, family, and coworkers to join you!

Individual Engagement

Here are ways YOU can get involved:

  • Register

    Go to strides4peace.staging.wpengine.com to register for the USATF Certified 8k and 5k, 2-mile walk, Tots for Peace Sprint, or our Virtual Option to receive your RAGV race packet: tech race shirt, race bib, medal, and more!

  • Invite Others To Join

    Whether you create a running “team” or simply help spread the word, let others know you’re part of RAGV so you can train and race together. You can also be part of our refer a friend program where you receive $5 off for every friend you register!

  • Organize A Team

    It’s easy! When you register, follow the prompt Join a Team and select “create.” You name the team and then use the Invite a Team Member feature to ask friends and family to join. Having a team is a fun way to help you meet your training goals by sharing workouts on our virtual platform.

  • Fundraise

    With more than 50 charities participating YOU choose who you want to support in the Race Against Gun Violence. Your registration comes with an individual fundraising page to make it easy to activate and personalize.

  • Share Your Progress

    Whether you’re running #RAGV2021 or helping spread the word, please share your progress on social media so the community can cheer you on! If you’re running, definitely join our RAGV Runners Facebook Group for customized content and connection to your fellow runners.

  • Follow Us!

    Be on the lookout for our Fitness Challenges at #RAGV2021, community organization spotlights at #ChooseHope and personal stories at #WhyIRun to connect, commit, contribute change — and be part of building peace!

  • Social Media

    We've created this SOCIAL MEDIA KIT for you. Whether you choose to share your race progress, complete a fitness challenge, or re-share community partner stories and videos, it truly boosts our signal and makes a difference!