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Reno run/walk event to benefit area domestic-violence organization

Post Date:04/14/2014 3:51 PM
The Reno community is invited to help raise money for an important cause on Saturday, April 19 at the Race to End Domestic Violence 5K/10K and Safe & Healthy Homes Fair at Idlewild Park.

Race registration is $30, and $10 of each race entry will benefit Tahoe Safe Alliance, an organization committed to decreasing the incidences of domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse in the North Lake Tahoe area, including Truckee, California.

Reno City Councilmember Hillary Schieve will deliver the keynote address to start the event. In addition, food, music, games, face painting, a bounce house and booths with information about community resources will be free to all attendees. After the races conclude, children younger than 12 can participate in a free fun run.

The fair begins at 8 a.m., the 5K and 10K begin at 9 a.m., and the children’s fun run begins at 10 a.m. Early race registration is available here. Same-day registration will be available until 8:30 a.m. on race day.

Early registrants can pick up their packets from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18 at Eclipse Pizza, located on 3950 Mayberry Drive in Reno. Racers will receive a 20-percent discount at Eclipse on April 18 and 19 when they present their bib. For more information about the fair or race, call 250-3459.

Reno City Council will consider approval of a $1,248 sponsorship for the race at the upcoming April 16 Council meeting. Supporting local and regional events is one way the City of Reno upholds one of Council’s priorities to Promote a Sustainable and Vibrant Economy. For a listing of special events, visit

What: Race to End Domestic Violence 5K/10K and Safe & Healthy Homes Fair
When: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19
Where: California Building at Idlewild Park, 75 Cowan Drive

More about Safe & Healthy Homes:

Safe & Healthy Homes, a nonprofit organization, is part of the Washoe County Domestic Violence Task Force. Each year, the committee selects a local nonprofit to receive a portion of the proceeds from the Race to End Domestic Violence. The committee’s goal is to reinforce that domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, education, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.


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