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Women on the Run 2016

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by Emma Jane Warren (subscribe)
Freelance writer, born and bred in South Australia.
Event:
Carry the weight of domestic violence victims
The Zahra Foundation are gearing up as many people this December to participate in an event that could change lives.

Women on the Run is all about challenging yourself to carry a load for others who have been affected by domestic violence.

zahra foundation women on the run henley grange adelaide domestic violence fundraiser
Image courtesy of Zahra Foundation.


There are thousands of women and children around Australia who are living an unfair life, built upon the fear of violence. And it's happening in their own homes - the one place everybody should feel safe.

Many women are given no other option but to flee their own home to end the heartbreak and destructive domestic violence cycle. Sometimes they have to escape with merely a backpack on their backs.

During Women on the Run, participants are encouraged to bring a backpack and fill it with a sandbag. The sandbag will reflect the weight of the struggles faced by women and children all over the country.

Participants will then trek together from the Henley Beach Jetty to the Grange Beach Jetty, and return. In total, it will be a 4km run/walk.

This event aims to bring awareness to the severity and widespread nature of domestic violence.

All funds raised will be used to support victims in Australia.

Registering is $40 per adult and $20 per child. The run begins at 7:30am, and the entire event should conclude around 11am.

The sandbags are provided by the event organisers on the day, and it is up to each individual as to what weight they put in their backpacks. You can also participate without any weight.

To register, or to find out more information, head to the Women on the Run website.

zahra foundation women on the run henley grange adelaide domestic violence fundraiser
Image courtesy of Zahra Foundation.
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Why? Support victims of domestic violence and raise funds
When: Sunday 4th December, 7:30am
Phone: 8152 0021
Where: Henley Square, Henley Beach
Cost: $40 for adults, $20 for children
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