About the Event
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Independence Grove Forest Preserve
16400 Buckley Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
7:30am Onsite Registration Opens
8:30am Opening Ceremony
9:00am Race Begins
10:15am Closing Ceremony & Awards
Registration through February 14th, 2023
$30/Children 5 years old and under, $15
Registration through May 6th, 2023
$35/Children 5 years old and under, $15
Day of Race Registration
$45/Children 5 years old and under, $15
What is the EMPOWERUN 5K?
The 11th annual A Safe Place EmpoweRun 5K is a unique and empowering fundraising event that brings together over 400 runners, friends, and supporters for a fun and impactful Spring Day to run, walk, or donate to help victims who have been affected by domestic violence and human trafficking and to support our programs and services for families throughout the Chicagoland area. All money raised at the EmpoweRun 5K helps us continue to provide our full range of services to families suffering from domestic and human trafficking and to promote awareness of the impact and consequences of violence in our communities. A Safe Place is the sole provider of services in Lake County exclusively focusing on domestic violence and human trafficking victims. Through comprehensive programs, A Safe Place assists victims and their children in transforming their lives after domestic violence, prevents future abuse by addressing its root cause through abuser intervention programs, and educates the community about domestic violence and human trafficking and how we can all be involved in its end. Last year, A Safe Place served over 32,000 community members. Programs and services include emergency shelter, permanent housing, scattered homes, a 24-hour crisis line (847-249-4450), court and non-legal advocacy, individual and children’s therapy, support groups, art therapy, family visitation services, monitored custody exchanges, batterer intervention services, prevention education in middle and high schools, and professional and community training.