taking steps to prevent family violence
Run Against Violence is a volunteer-based, member association established to use running and other sporting activities as a conduit for engaging the broader community in family violence prevention.
We are on a mission to create a positive culture within our local communities, to remove the stigma and social barriers that often stop people from talking about their experiences with violence and asking for help when it is needed.
Our approach is inclusive. We believe that anyone can be a target or perpetrator of family violence and that we all have a role to play in prevention. Whether you run, walk or roll, everyone is welcome.
how we started
Run Against Violence was started by a group of runners following the success of the White Ribbon Ultra Marathon in 2014. Held over 12 days, the 860km solo run by Kirrily Dear brought together people from throughout regional NSW to raise awareness about intimate partner violence and its impact on the community. A documentary called ICEBERG was made about the experience. That became the launchpad for the growth of the organisation.
Run Against Violence is an awareness campaign, we do not provide support services to people experiencing family or domestic violence. If there is an immediate threat to safety please call Triple Zero (000). If you or someone close to you is experiencing violence and would like to talk confidentially about your next steps please call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).
Here are some other support services you might like to learn about.