Register for 2022 Courage Day 5K

Join us for our third annual Courage Day 5k, a celebration of strength and survival
April 24, 2022


On April 17, 1999 our fearless leader Liz Sands was kidnapped and raped, an event that's had a lasting impact on her life. Over the past 22 years, Liz has found meaning and purpose through helping and educating others. In 2019 she founded The Courage Closet, a non-profit organization providing support for sexual assault and abuse survivors. April is sexual assault awareness month.

The Courage Closet is partnered with the INOVA FACT (Forensic Abuse Consultation Team) department. The FACT department treats survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Loudoun County and the greater Northern Virginia area. Since April of 2020 the FACT department has seen a significant increase in victims and the violent nature of abuse.
100% of our net proceeds go directly to supporting survivors of assault and abuse, as well as education and advocacy within the community.

We are offering both an in person and virtual 5k this year!

The live, in person race is held at beautiful Franklin Park in Western Loudoun County, VA. Franklin Park boasts 200+ acres of rolling hills and views of the Blue Ridge mountains. This is a trail course, while not technical it is not paved.

This a family friendly event! In addition to the 5k, we will also have a Kids fun run and a Tot Trot! Tot trot is a short sprint and is a free event for toddlers with an adult registration.  We are thrilled to have you join us!


Race location: 
Franklin Park
17501 Franklin Park Dr
Purcellville, VA 20132

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Event schedule:
7:45 - race day packet pickup starts
8:45 - Fun Run
9:00 - 5K
10:00 (when 5K is done) - Tot Trot


Registration fees: 
5K: $30 through March 15
      $35 until online registration closes on Thursday, April 21 at 8:00 pm
      $40 during packet pick up and on race day

Fun Run: $15 through Thursday, April 21 at 8:00 pm
              $20 during packet pick up and on race day
              Fun Run participants will receive a shirt and kid's medal

Tot Trot: FREE and sign up will be on race day and will receive a medal only.


Packet pick up will be at the =PR= Leesburg store on Friday, April 22 from 4-6 pm, then again on race day, at Franklin Park starting at 7:45 am. Due to the Covid Restrictions and the need for social distances, all participants are encouraged to pick up their packet before race day. Shipping is also an option for a small fee, for those in the Virtual Event. 

Awards for the live event will be given to the top 3 overall Male & Female finishers and the top 3 boys and girls 10 & under. 

All proceeds will go directly to The Courage Closet.
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