Victims’ Rights 5K Run/Walk
George Mason University

Participant Packet

If you’ve already registered for this year’s Victims’ Rights Run/Walk, we want to thank you for your time and participation. Below, you will find a participant packet with some information about activity ideas, ways to show your spirit, giveaways, and how to share photos using the hashtags #5KYourOwnWay, #MasonVRRW2021 or email your photo to smarlowe@gmu.edu with permission for us to share on social media. We hope you enjoy your activities this week! If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us!

VRRW Participant Packet

Event Details!

We welcome you to join your fellow Patriots in the virtual Annual Victims’ Rights Run/Walk 5K, April 18 – April 23rd. This event is aligned with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The #MasonVRRW2021 will support student survivors through donations to Mason’s Victims of Violence Fund regarding the financial needs of students impacted by sexual and interpersonal violence and the Aimee Willard foundation which honors the life of Aimee Willard. 5k your own way! Choose an activity that’s right for you whether it’s running, walking, swimming, dancing, yoga, etc. Spread your activity throughout the week and invite a support buddy to join along while practicing safety and social distancing!

Registration

Thank you for your interest! To register for this year’s event, please visit the registration website to sign up today! Anyone can sign up for the event up until the last day, April 23rd! Registration Link: https://alumni.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/interior.aspx?sid=1564&gid=2&pgid=5850&cid=14630&ecid=14630&crid=0&calpgid=13&calcid=664

Donations & Sponsorship

Walk to Make A Difference!

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 are to be made through 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 a 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.