SAFE AND HEALTHY HOMES NEWS RELEASE – Runners, walkers and families are invited to help raise funds for survivors of domestic violence on Saturday, April 19, at the “Race to End Domestic Violence 5k and 10k and Safe and Healthy Homes Fair.” Located at Idlewild Park in Reno, Nevada, $10 of each race entry will benefit the Tahoe Safe Alliance, an organization committed to ending the incidence and trauma of intimate partner/domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
Reno City Councilwoman Hillary Schieve will be giving the keynote address to start the event. In addition to her speech, booths with information about community resources, food, music, games, face painting, and a bounce house will be free of charge to all attendees. After the races conclude, children under 12 can participate in a free fun run.
The fair begins at 8:00 a.m. with the races starting at 9:00 a.m. The kid’s fun run will begin at 10:30 a.m. Race registration is $30 and participants can register here until April 18th. Same day registration is available until 8:30 a.m. on race day.
Early registrants can pick up their packets from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. April 18 at Eclipse Pizza, 3950 Mayberry Drive, in Reno. Registered participants will receive a 20% discount at Eclipse April 18 and 19, when they present their bib at the time of purchase.
Safe and Healthy Homes is a part of the Washoe County Domestic Violence Task Force. Each year, the committee selects a local non-profit to receive a portion of the proceeds from the race. The committee’s goal is to remind everyone that domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.