This year's Legacy Run will have a new name, the "Know Where to Turn Run."

Ten years ago, Andrea Conroy, an Airdrie mom and good friend to many was murdered by her boyfriend. Her tragic death shocked the community and brought the topic of family violence to the forefront of the conversation. In her honour, Airdrie’s community would start the now-called "Know Where to Turn Run" to End Family Violence.    

Laurie Jacob-Toews, the Community Engagement Services Manager with Community Links, explained why they have changed the name.

"We decided it was time to refresh and rebrand and to just change the messaging a bit. Part of the messaging around family violence is that people don't know where to turn. We want to change that dialogue and have people aware of where they can go for resources and support."

Even though the event is on May 7, people are able to register for the 5k, 10k, half marathon, or the kids run, which was a new addition last year.

"Community Links has been offering family violence programming for the last 17 years," explained Jacob-Toews.

Community Links offers different programs like one-on-one counselling, group support, emergency fund support, and helping people get connected to other resources and supports that they need.

"This run is really what keeps that program sustained in our agency."

Of course, financial donations are always welcome to help keep these programs going.

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