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Independence Grove Forest Preserve - 16400 Buckley Rd. Libertyville, IL 60048
Grab your running shoes, friends, and family and join ZCenter for our 6th Annual Race to Zero 5K run/walk to end sexual violence at 9 AM Sunday, April 22 at Independence Grove in Libertyville. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM.  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!

Registration starts at 8:00 AM and the race begins at 9:00 AM sharp, rain or shine.  5K registration will be $30 and will include official chip timing for all participants regardless of age.  We will have a 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk for a registration fee of $20 for all participants. Participants are encouraged to form teams.  For mail in registration please call the office to request a form

This year for the first time, the race will be officially chip timed and we are excited to partner with the Libertyville Running Club who will measure our course and sponsor our water stations! 

We are excited to offer complimentary post-race yoga this year. From 10:00-10:30 am, our friends at Outpost Crossfit and Yoanna Yoga will offer a "Yoga for Recovery" class at Independence Grove following the race. 


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 prevention 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.

Runners can fundraise online or by collecting pledges using a pledge form. Please contact the office if you would like to collect pledges using a pledge form. 

Help us design this year's race t-shirt!
The Race to Zero 5K started 6 years ago as a place for community activism and we want to engage all our supporters and friends to be a huge part of the race this year. For more information on the contest, including information on how to enter, click here. 

UPDATE: Thank you to every one who submitted a design! This year's winner has been chosen! Thank you to Catherine for her winning submission. Click here to see this year's race t-shirt! 

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 fundraisers, most spirited team and more! 

For more information or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit, or call 847-244-1187. Thank you to Medline for being our presenting sponsor this year.