Reclaim the Run at Nelson Bay protests against all forms of violence towards women

Reclaim the Run’s Jaci Richards, Jo Banner and Angie Physick.
Reclaim the Run’s Jaci Richards, Jo Banner and Angie Physick.

RECLAIM the run is in its third year at Nelson Bay.

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You can join in the seven kilometre run or four kilometre walk at 6pm on 27 October.

The run starts at d’Albora Marinas at Nelson Bay and the group will hear from guest speakers Kirrily Dear, the founder of Reclaim the Run, and local White Ribbon campaigner Roger Yeo.

Runners and walkers are invited to join in on the event in protest against all forms of violence towards women.

The event will have a designated lead runner, setting around a six-minute pace for the seven kilometres.

The four kilometre walk will follow the same route but has an earlier turn point for those who want to join in but can’t do seven kilometres, with a tail runner or walker.

Singlets and t-shirts are for sale to help raise funds towards our local Yacaaba Centre.

Jo Banner told News Of The Area, “We want everyone to come and join us to ‘Reclaim the Run’ because we love running with our friends, but we shouldn’t have to!”

She believes that women should not have to spend so much time thinking about whether they are doing something that makes them vulnerable.

“This is the third year of the Reclaim the Run being held in Nelson Bay and so far the event has attracted over 500 participants with plenty of husbands and male friends coming out in support of women,” she said.

Reclaim the Run is a social run, not a race, with all paces welcome.

There are other ways you can support Reclaim the Run.

You can also book to attend the private screening of Iceberg the documentary of Kirrily Dear’s 860km Run Against Violence at Nelson Bay Cinema on 26 October and the private function at Evviva on 27 October.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

 

Reclaim the Run’s Jaci Richards, Jo Banner and Angie Physick.
Reclaim the Run’s Jaci Richards, Jo Banner and Angie Physick.

 

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