CHICAGO'S RACE AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Our vision is a Chicago where all can thrive, free from the fear of gun violence.
Strides for Peace believes we all have a stake in ending gun violence and that by working together, we can save lives. We are dedicated to increasing the collective impact of nonprofits working to stop gun violence and create a stronger Chicago. To that end, we work to empower existing community organizations, promote collaboration and elevate solution-driven dialogue of those on the front lines of ending gun violence.
Strides for Peace created the Race Against Gun Violence (RAGV) to build a new platform to support community organizations and bring people together around the collective vision of a Chicago free from the fear of gun violence. The race is a 5K, 8K, kids race, and two-mile walk that convenes a diverse group of organizations and people who share the common vision of a Chicago where all can thrive.
The Race Against Gun Violence is the culminating event of months of community outreach and training. Throughout the year, Strides works with Community Partners to build capacity, provide support, and promote collaboration. For the Race Against Gun Violence, we invite other nonprofits who are aligned with our mission to participate as a Community Affiliate. Community Partners and Affiliates can use the race to fundraise, engage staff and volunteers, and build awareness about their programs. All participating nonprofits receive training on how to make the most of the race and are offered a host of benefits free of charge: inclusion in online registration/fundraising platform, ten free race registrations, an onsite booth, and inclusion in digital and printed materials.