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Run2Overcome

Benefiting the Julie Valentine Center

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 7:30 AM EDT

Cleveland Park, Greenville, SC, United States  Map   Website

Event Details

Registration Fees (all values in USD)

Event Options Past PricePrice Now
10K

$25.00

Apr 10 - May 31

$30.00

Jun 01 - Jul 30

5K

$20.00

Apr 10 - May 31

$25.00

Jun 01 - Jul 30

Kids Fun Run

FREE

Apr 10 - Jul 30

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Event Day Schedule

Aug 01 2:00 PM - Early Packet Pick-Up Opens

Aug 01 6:00 PM - Early Packet Pick-Up Closes

Aug 02 6:30 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-Up Opens

Aug 02 7:29 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-Up Closes

Aug 02 7:30 AM - 10K Start

Aug 02 8:00 AM - 5K Start

Inspiration for Run2Overcome

One Sunday morning, June 8, 2008, a 19 year old woman was jogging in and around her neighborhood, just like most mornings. An unknown man sprang from the bushes, knocking this   young jogger down an embankment. She fought back, but she was no match for her assailant.  He sexually assaulted and severely beat her. This young woman required much more than The State Office of Victim's Assistance (SOVA) could provide; her community sprang to action, organizing a charity 5k to help with her mounting expenses.

It is now 2014 and her external wounds have healed. She no longer needs the financial help that her community stepped up to offer, but unfortunately there are others that do. The former 5k has evolved into a certified 5k and 10k and now benefits the Julie Valentine Center, so that they are able to assist others who have experienced sexual assault.

Imagine yourself in the shoes of an innocent child who is being abused . Imagine the confusion and anger you feel. Imagine wondering if your home is safe. Imagine thinking there's nowhere left to turn, and then you discover a place that can help. 

Now imagine you are not alone. As an abused child, spouse or sexual assault victim, you meet others just like you who overcame the unspeakable things that happened. That's exactly why the Julie Valentine Center is here, to help people in your shoes. 

The inspiration for the team at Julie Valentine Center comes from an infant who was found deceased in a wooded area in Greenville on a cold February day in 1990. The police, so touched by the tragedy, named her Julie Valentine. 

Adopted by the community, her legacy has become a symbol of hope for those who have survived rape or child abuse.

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Event Contact Information

Name: Robin Longino

Phone: 864-331-0560

Email: rlongino@julievalentinecenter.org

Website: http://www.julievalentinecenter.org/