Breaking the Silence of Sexual Abuse 5K 10K

Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9:30am

Joplin Landreth Park
501 NW Murphy Blvd
Joplin, MO 64801

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We're BACK with (modified) in person & virtual race options! Join the community for a great cause!

Statistically, this epidemic affects 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys; 62% of these child victims never report the abuse. It is HIGHLY likely that you know a child who has or is being sexually abused.

We invite you to be a part of the impact. Be a part of their voice. Breaking the Silence to Sexual Abuse 5K & 10K is a community taking steps alongside each other as survivors and supporters. It's an awareness that our children need for us to have so that we can protect them, and it's a freedom that survivors need from their silence and shame.

This, like any race, goes beyond the actual running. It's overcoming our bodies, our minds and the silence...together.

Join us for a pre-race speaker, live singer, awards, post-race snacks and resources! Our charity of choice for 2021 is the Children's Center. A not-for-profit organization that provides a safe, child friendly setting for investigation of all child abuse in Southwest Missouri. Registration includes *race shirt and finishing medal. This run is for all fitness levels!

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