taking steps together to make the violence stop


Run Against Violence is a 100% volunteer member association established to use running and other sporting activities as a conduit for educating and engaging communities in family violence prevention.

We believe by breaking the silence and encouraging people to learn about family violence we can remove the stigma and social barriers that prevent people asking for help. 

Our approach is inclusive.  We believe that anyone can be a victim 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.


Meet Our Committee


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 and has enabled our organisation to break the silence across Australia.