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Rivers of Hope Color Run
Saturday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
We are thrilled to be hosting our first ever Color Run on September 9th at Lakeside Park in Big Lake. Get ready for a day filled with vibrant colors, fun activities, and a whole lot of laughter. The Color Run is a unique event where participants jog, walk, or run a designated route while being showered with various color stations. It's a non-competitive and untimed race, making it perfect for individuals of all fitness levels. The route is a 5k with a 1 mile option available for those who would prefer a shorter option. Not only will you have a blast getting covered in a rainbow of colors, but you'll also be supporting a great cause. All proceeds from the Color Run will continue Rivers of Hope's essential advocacy services for youth and adult victims and survivors of domestic violence in our community. So grab your friends, family, and coworkers, and join us for a memorable day of fun and philanthropy. Don't miss out on the chance to be part of Rivers of Hope's first-ever Color Run! Event t-shirts can be picked up the morning of the event. **The deadline for t-shirts has passed** Event day registration will open at 9:00 a.m. and the Color Run & Walk will begin at 10:00. Free event parking will be available on the day of the event.
Rivers of Hope is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that was founded in 1989 by a group of Elk River citizens concerned with the problems of domestic violence in their community. In 1991 the founders added a youth program and by the mid-1990’s Rivers of Hope had expanded and was serving all of Sherburne and Wright Counties. Today office space is centrally located in Monticello and Rivers of Hope maintains a strong, anti-violence presence in our community.
Over the past 34 years, Rivers of Hope has offered free advocacy services to any adult or youth in our community experiencing domestic violence. Services for adults include assistance with filing Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders, safety planning, court accompaniment, and a weekly, virtual support group for female identifying survivors. Services for youth include 1:1 school-based advocacy covering topics such as safety, healthy relationships, boundaries, self-care, and more.
So far in 2023, over 500 people have received advocacy services, and that number continues to increase as more people learn about the work we are doing in the community.