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22st Annual AVDA's Race for Hope ?

  • 5K Run/Walk:- Run 3.1 Miles
  • 10K Run:- Run 6.2 Miles
  • Kids Run:- Kids Run
Saturday, January 8, 2022
John Prince Park
2700 6th Ave S
Lake Worth

_ The 22st Annual AVDA's Race for Hope:

We're so excited to be back in full capacity this year for the 22nd Annual Race for Hope!! This fun event for all ages (and dogs!) supports AVDA's programs and services for survivors of domestic abuse and their children. As one of two state-certified domestic violence shelters in Palm Beach County and the only one whose mission is solely focused on domestic violence, we're thankful that you are joining us as we race for hope to end violence for all. 

Last year's VIRTUAL OPTION was so well received that we're bringing it back again this year! If you are busy on January 8, or prefer to run on your time, please participate as a VIRTUAL runner/walker this year.  Whatever way you choose to get involved this year, please remember to take a photo of your participation and share to your social media using the hashtag #RaceforHope2022


  • Please register early to ensure you get one of the 500 t-shirts! 
  • Packet pick-up details will be forthcoming. 
  • Packets will include race day bib, t-shirt, and finisher medal (for the first 500 registrants). 


  • Awards will be given to first place overall open, masters and grandmasters, and five year age division three-deep for the 5K and 10K. Awards will be available for pick-up after the race (approximately 45 minutes after first runner cross the starting line).  Finishers medals to the first 500 registrants. 
  • Purple Party Awards: Awards will be given out to three individuals who are dressed in their best Purple Party attire on Race Day at the Award Pickup Table.
  • Hometown Hero Awards: Awards to first place male and first place female police officers, firefighters, and military personnel in the 5K. To be eligible to receive the Hometown Hero Award, you must be a police officer or firefighter on active duty in Palm Beach County or an active or reserve duty military personnel AND register in the appropriate Hometown Hero category.
  • Fundraising awards:  Given to first place individual fundraiser, first place fundraising team and team with the largest number of members.

Pet Friendly Race: You are welcome to bring your pet along for the fun. Simply register for the 5K Race with pet (only $5 more!). Registration includes a t-shirt for you and a bandana (small or large) for your pet!

Course, Timing and Scoring: The course is USATF certified. The 5K Run will be Net Timing by AccuChip Timing, USA. All participants will be issued a tag and bib number.  Failure to wear a tag during the event will disqualify the participant from being scored in the results.  There is a 90 minute time limit to complete the race.

AVDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Donations to AVDA are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. A copy of the official registration #CH-1783 and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Service by calling (800) 435-7352 within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. This organization retains 100% of all financial contributions received. Understand that there is a chance of cancellation, transition to virtual event, or shortening of the event due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Tax ID: 59-2486620 


2022 Results: not available ???


2021 Results at: runsignup.com
2015 Results at: runsignup.com


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