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Purple for a Purpose 5K & Fun Run

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Veterans Memorial Park, Fayetteville, AR

The 8th Annual Purple for a Purpose 10K & 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Veterans Memorial Park in Fayetteville. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence here in Northwest Arkansas. The chip-timed race will start at 8:00 am at Veterans Memorial Park in Fayetteville with the Fun Run/Walk to follow at 8:05 am. Not interested in running?  In addition to the 10k & 5K, this year’s event will include a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk perfect for kids and those who prefer a slower pace. Out of town on Race Day? Work nights? Or just enjoy your sleep? We have a Sleep In for a Purpose option as well!

We ask for your support because it is our hope for our community as a whole to band together and make the statement that we will not tolerate domestic violence and ongoing abuse. This event was designed to kick off October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month for the region with the goals of educating the public about what domestic violence is and that it does not discriminate within any demographics. Just as the JLNWA empowers the women within our league, we want to empower the public and domestic violence victims to take a stand.