Register for the fifth annual Purple Run 5K

The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS), in partnership with the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, is hosting the fifth annual Purple Run on Saturday, October 12, to benefit SafeHouse Center. The 5K run/walk will once again take place on U-M’s North Campus.

What: Purple Run 5K to benefit SafeHouse Center

Who: Anyone is welcome!

Where: U-M’s North Campus (2281 Bonisteel Blvd)

When: Saturday, October 12 at 9 a.m.

SafeHouse Center provides free and confidential services to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault throughout Washtenaw County.

“We are honored to have the support of our great community partners,” Barbara Niess-May, Executive Director of SafeHouse Center said. “This collaboration helps bring awareness and also support for close to 6,000 survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in our own community.”

DPSS officers within the Special Victims Unit, who are specially trained to help victims of intimate partner violence navigate the criminal justice system, continue to play a big role in the creation and success of the fundraiser.

The family-friendly event is set to feature local law enforcement K9 units and live music by The Soul Practitioners. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Participants are encouraged to register before October 1 to be guaranteed a race t-shirt.

Visit to sign up and help us run domestic violence out of town!