DEKALB DA SHERRY BOSTON HOSTS 8TH ANNUAL LOVE RUN 5K
Race in Commemoration of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to Raise Awareness, Funds for Domestic Violence Survivors
Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston invites the public to join her for the 8th Annual Love Run 5K on Saturday, February 25, 2023, to raise awareness of teen dating violence and funds for domestic violence survivors. The Love Run is a family-friendly race open to runners and walkers, and commemorates Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Proceeds from the Love Run benefit the important work of the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence (WRC). Since its inception, the Love Run has raised more than $60,000 for WRC.
The Love Run will kick-off from Decatur Square, located at 101 E. Court St., Decatur, GA 30030 at 8:30 a.m. This Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race Qualifier race is electronically chip-timed as participants follow a fast-paced course through historic downtown Decatur.
All participants receive a signature long sleeve shirt and race medal. In-person packet pickup will take place on Friday, February 24, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., at Big Peach Decatur, and before the event on race day in Downtown Decatur. All registered participants also receive a $10 off coupon to Big Peach at packet pickup.
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Decatur/LoveRun5K. A 10% discount is available for groups with 10 or more race participants.
According to national statistics, one in three U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults. And nearly half (43%) of U.S. college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors.
“Teen dating violence is more common than you may think, and we must continue to shine a spotlight on this disturbing epidemic impacting our youth,” said District Attorney Boston, who created the Love Run 5K in 2016 while serving as DeKalb County Solicitor-General. “An integral part of prevention is educating the community about the cycle of intimate partner violence. We must raise awareness in order to save lives,” said Boston.
To learn more about Teen Dating Violence, visit www.loveisrespect.org.