Ray of Hope 5k Run/Walk

Chicago, IL

The Ray of Hope Walk is...

...a movement

...a proclamation

...a form of resistance

...an agent of change

We Believe Every Woman has a RIGHT:

•             To live free of intimidation,

•             To express her ideas or opinions,

•             To make her own choices,

•             To equity,

•             To receive justice,

•             To tell her story and be heard!


Proceeds will go towards our beneficiary, PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment)

PAVE is a multi-chapter national 501c3 nonprofit organization that uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual violence through targeted social, educational, and legislative tactics. PAVE was created to shatter the silence of sexual violence using education and action and values survivor voices as one of the strongest tools to shatter violence by engaging both men and women.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations.

It is rooted in gendered social structures rather than individual and random acts; it cuts across age, socio-economic,educational and geographic boundaries; aff ects all societies; and is a major obstacle to ending gender inequality and discrimination globally. (UN General Assembly, 2006)


The Ray of Hope Walk to End Violence Against Women aims to raise awareness of a global epidemic affecting the lives of women, children, and families. Every 15 seconds a woman is physically assaulted by an intimate partner. In the United States, over 22 million women have been victims of sexual assault in their lifetime. The ROHW will shed light on the various forms of violence against women and girls, and also raise funds to assist organizations working towards ending gender based violence.



Short FAQ

1. Will water be available?
Yes, there will be water available.

2. Where will the bathrooms be?
You may use the restrooms in the PE complex.

3. Can I register on Walk Day
? Yes, as a walker with card payment option only. 



For any questions, comments or concerns please email RayofHopeChicago@OmegaPhiBeta.org

The race starts next to the PE Complex behind the PE parking lot. Participants will head north on central park toward Bryn Mawr and turn East towards St. Louis. At St. Louis the course continues South and turns into campus at Catalpa, passing in front of the student Union and Library. Still heading south, participants will head back to the PE Parking Lot and turn West onto Central Park once again toward Bryn Mawr for a second loop. At Bryn Mawr, the course does a 180 degree and heads south on central park toward Foster. The course continues East onto St. Louis and head North back toward the science building and into campus. Once again. Participants will continue along the science building and cut through the courtyard and turn south at the library toward the finish. 

When & Where

Oct 17, 2015


9:00 AM

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Chicago, IL

Northeastern Illinois University PE Complex

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