Victims’ Rights 5K Run/Walk
George Mason University

Fairfax Campus
Merten Hall Lawn
April 11th 2019

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.

Run, Donate or Sponsor!

Runner Information

Participants may use shower facilities in the RAC and Aquatic and Fitness Centers for free after the event. Show your race bib for entrance.

Donations & Sponsorship

Walk to Make A Difference!

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

Rape Aggression Defense Program is sponsored by the George Mason University Department of Police and Public Safety.  This program a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, then progresses to the basics of hands-on self-defense training.

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 nnichola@gmu.edu