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Strides for Peace: Race Against Gun Violence
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07 June 2018


05:00 pm - 09:30 pm


Grant Park – Upper Hutchinson Field

Thursday, June 7, Program starts at 6:30pm
Upper Hutchinson Field, Grant Park, Chicago, IL

Join our team and help fundraise for Urban Growers Collective in our efforts to increase employment and decrease gun violence in Chicago.

Join our team, and register as either: a runner/walker in the race, a virtual runner, or a virtual fundraiser. 100% of charitable donations designated to Urban Growers Collective support our work. To designate your donation to UGC, select Urban Growers Collective, under the “Who are you running for section,” during registration. Direct donations can also be made on the Urban Growers Collective team page.

Race Day Schedule at Upper Hutchinson Field

5:00pm – Onsite Registration and Packet Pick-Up Begins
6:30pm – Tots for Peace Sprint (Staley the Bear!)
6:40pm – Welcome and acknowledgements
6:50pm – Special performance by members of Civic Orchestra, Takesha Kizart, soprano, and Sarah Ponder, mezzosoprano, of a song composed by parent survivor with group Purpose Over Pain
7:00pm – National Anthem and 8K Run Starts
7:05pm – 5K Run
7:15pm – 2 Mile Walk
8:00pm – Live Performance by Marcus Alexander
8:15pm – Race Awards, DJ OCD, Lagunitas and after party!
9:30pm – Party over!

Why is UGC participating in the Race Against Gun Violence?

Urban Growers Collective works in communities that have been impacted by gun violence. Many of our youth and their families have been victimized by this trauma, either on a personal or familial level. We incorporate healing and fitness as a core value of our organization’s work and building collective power with other organizations that are combating poverty and violence. Participating in the walk is both an opportunity to stand in solidarity while also embracing fitness as a strategy for well-being.

As Urban Farmers and stewards of safe, healing, nourishing and food growing spaces we are committed to being peacekeepers and bringing hope to all our neighborhoods in Chicago.

What is the Race Against Gun Violence?

The Race Against Gun Violence is a rallying point to raise awareness and funds for organization working to save lives and build Chicago’s future. It is an opportunity to change the narrative about our city, call concerned citizens to action and show the world that Chicago can come together to solve the problem of gun violence.

If you have any questions, please contact: info@urbangrowerscollective.org or 773-376-8882.

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