For the health and safety of all involved, we are shifting this year’s event to something we can do while social distancing.
*registration closes at 5pm on Friday July 10th, 2020
What’s a virtual 5K?
Participants will walk, jog, or run a 5K (3.1 miles) on your own, wherever it is safe to do so (e.g., in your neighborhood, on a treadmill) on July 11, 2020. When you’re done, you can get your race swag (finishers’ medal and Bluetooth speaker) either by picking it up at the ballpark on July 11 (we’ll have a safe, socially distant "drive-through" method for handing it out on the plaza next to the Mariners Parking Garage) or we will mail it to you. We’ll be interacting across social media channels throughout race day to make the experience fun and interactive!
This event has always been a time to celebrate the resilience of survivors and the power of community. At a time when so many survivors (and our communities as a whole) are experiencing isolation, we hope connecting through this virtual event will provide some much needed connection, communicate to everyone experiencing abuse that you are not alone, and we will back in-person again next year.
The Refuse To Abuse® 5K at T-Mobile Park is a unique 5K fun run/walk that takes you around every level of T-Mobile Park, from the top of the players' tunnel to the final lap around the field. Stepping out on the field level of a major league ball park is an awe-inspiring moment that few have experienced! Fund raised benefit the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and their statewide violence prevention and education work.
Refuse To Abuse® is a partnership between the Seattle Mariners and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV). With spokesmen that include Dee Gordon, Kyle Seager, and Scott Servaise, Refuse To Abuse® has reached millions of Mariners fans over the past 24 years with messages that promote healthy, respectful relationships.
We believe that domestic violence is 100% preventable and that we all have a role to play in stopping this violence before it starts! By participating and fundraising for the Refuse To Abuse® 5K you will be a part of the solution. Join us in spreading this message and educating young people about healthy, respectful relationships.
Funds raised support WSCADV’s violence prevention work, including: work with teens and youth engagement, the development of concrete tools to help start conversations with young people about what a healthy relationship looks like and feels like, and the work we do to advocate for better laws and programming to prevent future violence for survivors of abuse.
The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the leading voice to end domestic violence in Washington State. We improve how communities respond to domestic violence and are working to create a world where all people can live and love freely without fear.
Our work includes: producing educational tools; training and technical assistance to our member programs who work tirelessly across the state to help survivors towards safety and freedom; research; engaging the public to prevent domestic violence; and policy advocacy. To learn more, please visit wscadv.org.