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2021 SPEAK 5K Hybrid Run/Walk


Safe+Sound Somerset is excited to bring back our SPEAK 5K to support survivors of domestic violence!

Grab your running shoes — and maybe some friends — and join us for a LIVE, USATF SANCTIONED (at beautiful Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ) or VIRTUAL (at your chosen location) Run/Walk for Healthy Relationships. What a great way to celebrate our community’s recovery from COVID-19 and enjoy some fresh air and socially-distanced exercise.

The SPEAK 5K Hybrid Run/Walk for Healthy Relationships benefits survivors of domestic violence – helping to build better futures by providing safety, support and services to adult and child survivors.

You can make a real, lasting impact in the lives of survivors and their families who are in need of our programs by running or walking for healthy relationships. Your participation in the SPEAK 5K Hybrid Run/Walk for Healthy Relationships ensures that legal advocacy, family advocacy, counseling, financial empowerment, housing, and emergency services, like our 24/7 call and text hotline and crisis shelter, are available to survivors when needed.

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY / NO ONSITE REGISTRATION ON DAY OF EVENT

Register by June 14th for Early Bird Pricing!

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Sponsorship Info

THANK YOU to our Event Sponsor for your generous support!

And to our Miler Sponsors!


Free Gift for Every Participant!

Wear your SPEAK t-shirt and start a conversation about DV!

Safe+Sound Somerset’s SPEAK program builds networks to address and educates community members about the warning signs of domestic abuse, and shares information about the availability of services for adult and child survivors.

Each year, there are about 2,000 domestic violence offenses reported to police in Somerset County, NJ. There are countless others who are victimized but do not report the abuse to the authorities, with 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experiencing some form of intimate partner violence (IPV) during their lifetime (CDC, 2010.) These statistics represent our loved ones, neighbors, friends and coworkers.

Domestic abuse takes many forms – physical violence, verbal, emotional, financial and sexual abuse are the most common. Perpetrators use force and threats, intimidation, humiliation, isolation, blame, guilt, and shifting responsibility for abusive behavior to the victim as a means to gain and keep power and control.


Group and Company Information

There are several ways your company or group can participate in the SPEAK 5K to support survivors of domestic abuse.

  • Form a Team – You decide if you if you will attend LIVE or VIRTUAL
  • Volunteer – We need volunteers to help with the set up, execution and clean up of the LIVE event.
  • Become a Spons0r – Email [email protected] for information!

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact [email protected] or 908-249-0003, ext. 201.