The Know Where to Turn run/walk is back this Sunday in support of those dealing with family violence.

The event will take place at East Lake Park starting in the morning (registration at 8 a.m., first race at 9 a.m.), on Satudray those participating will be able to stop by Genesis Place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for their race package pickup.

This initiative to end family violence was started in 2017 as a result of community collaboration in Airdrie, with the goal of raising much-needed cash and providing free services and assistance to adults and children who are victims of domestic abuse. The programs and services at North Rocky View Community Links are funded in part by all earnings.

Event organizers continue to honour the memory of Airdrie’s Andrea Conroy, who was taken from her children, family, and community in an act of domestic violence on February 21, 2012, at the age of 33 with the five-kilometre run called "Andrea's 5K Run".  

Elizabeth Wyczynski, the Community Relations Specialist at Community Links talked about what else was happening that day other than Andrea's 5K Run, 10k run/walk, a 2k kids race and a half marathon.

"We have a stage that will have live performances, we have face painting, a barbecue and we have several vendors on site as well."

One thing they need to find more of before the event is volunteers.

"We also have lots of volunteer opportunities from water stations set up, take down, but honestly, we need quite a few people to bring the atmosphere, cheer people on, create that motivation for our runners, especially those half marathon 10k people who will be taking on quite the feat of running long distances."

To learn more about the event or register to be a volunteer, click HERE.

"Family violence impacts not only the individual but the entire network around them, the entire community feels it. And so it's really important for us to be able to continue providing these supports."

Last year's event had a great turnout as they had around 160 runners, it was a little cold but still a great overall day. 

This year they already have 206 runners with a total of 250 spots. According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, Airdrie could see 17 degrees with a mix of sun and cloud on Sunday.

Wyczynski finished off by saying there is a lot of excitement around the event and that she can't wait to see everybody participating and supporting.

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