Why We Run
The Race Against Gun Violence has always been a metaphor for what drives and inspires people in the fight against gun violence.
Scroll through the quotes to see what people are saying, why they have a stake in ending gun violence, and who and what they “run” for.
Connect. Commit. Contribute. Change. Be Part of Building Peace.
Chicago is a great city.
I run because others can't, I run because I want to see a world where everyone can run safely as they please and strive uninhibited by violence, oppression, or poverty
I am a survivor of gun violence #WhyIRun
I run to honor Chicago gun violence victims and survivors and to do my part to end gun violence.
I want to support the Race Against Gun Violence to show there is another way. And violence is not the answer.
I believe in this cause
To create a safer City for my kids to grow up in.
Because I'm tired of seeing Chicago portrayed in the media as a violent place to live
For my community and better future for the next generation
Because I want to be a part of the solution to combating gun violence in the Chicagoland area
I run because everyone deserves a chance to grow up.
For me to get involved and to inform my community about getting involved
For all of the individuals who trust us with their care and deserve to heal.
I lost my brother-in-law to gun violence. I run in his memory.
As a front line provider, we too often see the result of gun violence. I am running to continue to build awareness for gun violence
As a community member and educator I support building the capacity of our community while creating opportunities for everyone.
For my community and for the city I love the most!
for my students, for a better future
Too many people Iíve worked with have died or have lost family due to gun violence. I'm here to make a difference and show my support
Peace and community resilience
I run to remember the ones I have lost to violence. I run to keep their spirit in my life.
I want those affected by gun violence to know that I see them.
To support the wonderful efforts of so many to make a difference
Running is healing and my choice of therapy!
I want kids to feel and be safe, me too!
Gun violence is preventable. Actions cause it and actions will end it. I choose actions to end it.
As a mental health practitioner who serves the community I see firsthand the negative impact violence has affected our communities both physically and mentally. Instead of complaining I want to be a part of the solution to help end violence and because people deserve a chance to live in peace.
For the innocent lives lost due to gun violence
To help cultivate a safer future for the city of Chicago
Making Chicago a better place
I run for the youth and those gone too soon.
I am a gun violence survivor. I run for the lives lost and for peace in our streets.
I pray for Peace and want to help by taking action