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Sunday, April 23, 2017  8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT) 

Independence Grove Forest Preserve - 16400 Buckley Rd. Libertyville, IL 60048

Grab your running shoes, friends, and family and join ZCenter for our 5th Annual Race to Zero 5K run/walk to end sexual violence at 9 AM Sunday, April 23rd at Independence Grove in Libertyville. This event celebrates and coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is an opportunity for the public to come together to raise awareness and create a community of zero tolerance for sexual violence!

ZCenter is committed to providing a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal and mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence.  With locations in Gurnee and Skokie, ZCenter is Lake County’s only rape crisis center and provides free, comprehensive, professional support to assist survivors in the healing process, as well as education programs for children and adults.  By participating as an individual or forming a team, runners can help raise funds for critical client services including counseling, court/medical advocacy and 24-hour support line programs.

Registration starts at 8 AM and the race begins at 9 AM sharp, rain or shine.  Registration for adults 13 and older is $25 and $15 for kids 12 and younger.  Participants are encouraged to form teams. Prices will increase March 31st.  For mail in registration click here.

Runners can fundraise either with their pledge form or online.  All runners who raise the minimum of $100 will receive a race t-shirt and shoe bag and all runners receive a race t-shirt.  This event also includes refreshments, entertainment, and post-race festivities complete with snacks, live music, kids’ games and activities, prizes for top fund raisers and more! Need some help with your fundraising? Check out ZCenter’s solicitation sample letter and suggestions here!

For more information or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit, or call 847-244-1187.

See how much fun we had last year!!!
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