Welcome to the Victims' Rights Week event in Colorado Springs for 2016!

A 5K fun run and 1 Mile walk to honor Victims' Rights Week 2016. National Crime Victims' Rights Week is a time set aside to build public awareness about the challenges crime victims face and to celebrate the hard won progress in victims' rights and services. It is also a time to honor the professionals who assist and offer guidance, information, support and encouragement to victims of crime in our communities.

This event is being organized this year to help assist victim advocacy agencies within our community. Each participant will have the opportunity to vote as to which local victim advocacy agency the event will benefit.

Posted on Feb 6, 2016 by Julian

RESULTS (And a thank you!)

Let's put it like this: this year's fun run and walk was quite an adventure and an endurance test. Being spring in the Rockies and being Colorado, the morning of the run opened to snow falling, a bitter wind, and sub-freezing temperatures. Nevertheless, 34 people showed up for the 5K and many others for the walk. A few hardy volunteers also came to help with logistics and to ensure everone stayed on the partially snow-covered course. To everyone who was there supporting the Victims' Rights Week fun run, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks. You guys are the best!

Although we tried to keep our hands warm by wearing gloves or putting them in our pockets, we did take a few photos of the event. Take a look here!

Posted on Apr 17, 2016 by Julian

Full details

FEES

  • Entry fees are non-refundable
  • 1 Mile Walk (Under 12) - $10
  • 1 Mile Walk (12 & Older) - $25
  • 5K Run (10 & Older) - $30

COURSE

The course is in north Monument Valley Park. The start/finish area will be next to the baseball diamond. The course is mostly flat (we're sure you know where the short hills are!) and on packed-dirt trails.

REGISTRATION (PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!)

  • Online registration is with Active.com
  • Online registration starts Feb 8, 2015, and ends April 15, 2016
  • Very limited race day registration will be available 30 minutes prior to the race, but with a $5 increase in fees.

PACKET PICK-UP

  • Race packets can be picked up on race day at the start/finish area starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • Goodie bags are not guaranteed for registrants on the day. The first 120 registrants will receive an extra special gift, so register early!

Posted on Feb 6, 2016 by Julian

Where do I sign up?

It's easy. We're using active.com as our registrar. Go to this race's registration page, type in your details, and sign up! Easier still, click on the following button:

Posted on Feb 6, 2016 by Julian

What is Victims' Rights Week?

Victims' Rights Week is a national week-long observance to honor the professionals who assist and offer guidance, information, support and encouragement to victims of crime in our communities. National Crime Victims' Rights Week is to help remind the public that victims bear the brunt of crime and remind us that we are all vulnerable to crime. Victims' rights are everyone's rights. Without justice to victims of crime, there can be no justice for all.

Posted on Feb 6, 2016 by Julian