Victims’ Rights 5K Run/Walk
George Mason University

Fairfax Campus
Merten Hall Lawn
April 9th 2020

Race Begins at Noon

Registration will be available during March 2020.

Run, Donate or Sponsor!

Runner Information

Race will circumvent Patriot Circle, Runners will turn down campus drive and turn around at Rapidan River Rd.

Registration

Thank you for your interest! Information about registration will come in Spring 2020.

 

Donations & Sponsorship

Walk to Make A Difference!

All donations for the 22nd Annual Victims’ Rights Run Walk will go to the George Mason University, Victims’ of Violence Fund.

George Mason University Victims’ of Violence Fund is located within the Student Support and Advocacy Center.  This fund provides direct assistance to student survivors of interpersonal violence.

All donations for both programs will be made through the George Mason University Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

To become a sponsor, please email ssac@gmu.edu

History 

Each April for the past 23 years, University Life departments, Mason Athletics and Mason Police and community sponsors have continued to honor the legacy of former student athlete, Aimee Willard.  Aimee Willard was a Mason soccer and lacrosse player that was murdered in Philadelphia on her way home from a night out with her friends. “Aimee’s Law,” named for her, gained U.S. Senate approval as an amendment to the Juvenile Justice bill. Aimee’s Law seeks to punish states that release convicted murderers, rapists or child molesters if those felons commit another violent crime in the future.

The Victims’ Rights Run/Walk is an interactive way to engage students to help them learn about all types of violence to included interpersonal violence and raise money for a great cause.

On-Campus Partnerships

  • Student Support and Advocacy Center
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Mason Athletics
  • Department of Police and Public Safety
  • Human Resources and Payroll
  • Parking Services

Each April since 1981, the Office of Victims’ Rights has helped lead communities throughout the country in their observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Rallies, candlelight vigils, and a host of commemorative activities are held each year to promote victims’ rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

Visit the Office for Victims of Crime website for more information.