Join Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services for the 8th Annual Take Back the Day 5K Run/Walk to Prevent Child Abuse and Sexual Violence on Saturday, April 15, 2017. This USATF-certified race course is straight downhill and is Augusta's FASTEST 5K ROUTE! The Take Back the Day 5K is a perfect opportunity for first-time racers and for seasoned runners to achieve a PR. Proceeds benefit the programs of Rape Crisis. Rape Crisis works to build a community free from sexual violence.
Packet Pickup: Fleet Feet on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. or at the Race on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Awards will be given to the overall top male and female finishers as well as to the top male and female finishers in each age division. Age divisions are: 14 & Under; 15-19; 20-29; 30–39; 40–49; 50–59; 60 and up.
Walkers are encouraged to participate! As the course is entirely downhill, it's great for children and families!
All runners and walkers are welcome to bring strollers and dogs on leashes. This is a family-friendly event! Please be mindful of other race and walk participants. Dog owners will need to arrange for their own transportation back to the start line.
Why "Take Back the Day?":
The first Take Back the Day Walk was held in 2010 as a spin-off from Augusta's annual Take Back the Night Rally. The term "Take Back the Night" originated in 1976 in Belgium when a march for women was held to "reclaim the night they were raped". RCSAS is glad to extend the TBTN Rally with the TBTD 5k Run/Walk, to continue to spread awareness of sexual violence in our community and reclaim women's, men's, and children's rights to move freely, day and night, without sexual violence.
Race Day Timeline:
5K Registration and Late Packet Pickup: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
5K Race begins: 8:45 a.m.