St. Louis 5K 'Race for Jane' Offers Virtual Race

St. Louis 5K 'Race for Jane' Offers Virtual Race

Race for Jane, an annual St. Louis 5K walk/run event, switches gears to an online virtual event powered by social media. The new format allows participants from all over the country, or even the world, to dedicate a race to survivors of sexual violence.

For the virtual event, participants register and order race packets online. Race packets, including official race t-shirts, will be mailed in early April. On race day, participants will do their walk or run anywhere they choose and share the experience with each other through a race day selfie contest on Facebook. Participants also compete in online contests every week leading up the event to win gift cards in their race packets.

Each participant receives a special race bib detailing the story of a local "Jane Doe" or "John Doe" who has experienced an act of sexual abuse. Participants dedicate their race to the anonymous victims and survivors speaking from their bibs.

Race for Jane will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Proceeds from the event benefit Jane Doe Advocacy Center, a non-profit legal service center for survivors of sexual violence in St. Louis. Online registration for participants and sponsors is available through March 31, 2016.

For more information and online registration, visit www.RaceForJane.com or search for the event "Race for Jane 2016" on Facebook.

Jane Doe Advocacy Center is local non-profit legal service center for issues related to sexual violence. For more information on Jane Doe, please call 314.329.5339 or visit www.JaneDoeAdvocacy.org.

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