Silence Hides Violence 5K Race
BALLARD PARK IN TUPELO, MS
February 21, 2015
Registration will be from 7:45-8:45 a.m. on race day
You can also preregister until February 5, 2015
$20.00 preregistration until February 5th or $25.00 registration the day of the run
Go to racesonline.com to register online
Refreshments and t-shirts provided for participants, but only those preregistered will be guaranteed a shirt. Medals will be presented to winners for all age groups.
Silence Hides Violence.
Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.*
One in three teens in the US is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.*
One in ten high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.*
One quarter of high school girls have been victims of physical or sexual abuse.*
Nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.*
Only 33% of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.*
*Statistics as reported by www.teendvmonth.org
Dating and domestic violence know no age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, education level or religion–IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE!
Help us bring awareness to this crime!
This race was first organized in 2012 by Kaitlyn Kincade, a Tupelo High School student and dating violence victim, in order to raise awareness and honor the victims and survivors of this crime.