PLEASE NOTE: The start/end date above is NOT the event date. This event will be held March 26.
JOHNSON CITY (Posted March 17, 2011) — Every two minutes in the United States, someone becomes a victim of sexual violence. To raise awareness of the problem and decrease violence against women and children, East Tennessee State University will host the seventh annual “Take Back the Night” 5K race on Saturday, March 26.
All proceeds from the race will benefit programs supporting survivors of sexual violence, including the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) program at Johnson City Medical Center. SANE provides competent, compassionate medical care for victims of sexual violence.
The race starts at 9:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Cave Patio area of ETSU’s D.P. Culp University Center. The entry fee is $12 before March 18 and $15 from then until the day of the race.
The event is a State of Franklin Track Club-certified King and Queen 5K road race, and the course traverses the ETSU campus and the historic Tree Streets community.
Kappa Delta Sorority and ETSU’s OASIS program are organizing the event with the assistance of many campus and community donors and volunteers.
Registration forms may be found at www.runtricities.org. Further information may be obtained by calling Rebecca Alexander at (423) 439-4841, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms are also available in the ETSU Counseling Center on the third floor of the D.P. Culp University Center.