2015 Race Against Violence

Welcome to the 27th Annual Race Against Violence

presented by Verizon on March 7, 2015!



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The Race Against Violence includes a Competitive 5K Run, Walk and Kids Fun Run, with a post-event family festival on the AIG Campus at Whole Foods Market Montrose.


Since 1977, the Houston Area Women’s Center has provided shelter and support services for survivors of domestic and sexual Violence as well as prevention education to the community at large. The Race Against Violence serves as one of the agency’s major community outreach efforts and fundraising events, enabling the continuation of a spectrum of services offered free of charge to survivors.


Registration for the Race Against Violence begins on September 15, 2014 and will close online on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.  Pre-Race packet pickup will be at the Verizon Destination Store, located at 1700 Post Oak Blvd, 77056, on Thursday, March 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 6 at Luke’s Locker, located at 1953 West Gray, 77019, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Race Day packet pickup will be at Houston Area Women’s Center from 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 


Basic timed and non-timed 5K entry fees for adults are $25 or $35 at the special Silver Star level, which includes a commemorative runner visor and a charitable donation to help support survivors in our community. Students may register for $20 and Kids Fun Run participants for $15.  There is also a “stay in bed” registration option at $25 for participants who want to support the event or fundraise without attending on race day. All registered participants will receive a race t-shirt.


To register for the 2015 Race Against Violence, click here.  To make a donation or support another participant, visit this page. If you'd like to become a sponsor, click here for details.  If you are interested in volunteering for the event, learn more here.


For additional questions or help, please contact Linda Casey, Associate Director of Development at lcasey@hawc.org or 713-528-6798 ext. 2233.



“When I called the hotline I was told, ‘You don't have to live like this.’
And for the first time, it felt like someone threw me a lifeline.” 
- Survivor
and former Client