What is the Purple Run?
As you'll see in Our Story, the Purple Run began with a partnership between the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office and the University of Michigan Police Department who wanted to recognize Domestic Violence Month in a way that benefited their community.
What does the Purple Run Benefit?
All proceeds of the Purple Run go to SafeHouse Center, the Washtenaw County resource for survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
I can't make it. Can I still support SafeHouse Center?
Of course! Visit our Donation Form and note your support of the Purple Run in the comments.
I'm so not a runner. Can I still participate?
Absolutely! Everyone is welcome! The 5k will remain the same, but you can use whatever method of movement you'd like to reach the end. Run, jog, walk, skip, stroll-- we're open to anything. Please note that while we welcome both strollers and wheelchairs, bikes and skateboards are not allowed.
Can I bring my dog?
We love dogs! In fact, we love them so much that many of our local canine units will be out helping with the Purple Run. We also love horses! In fact, we love them so much that the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Mounted Unit will be helping out with the Purple Run. However, because highly trained police dogs and horses can really spook the average pup, we ask that you leave your dogs at home to prevent any problems.
What happens if it rains?
The Purple Run will be happening rain or shine. The exception, however, would be extreme weather. We'll cancel in the event of a tornado, a thunderstorm, hailstorm, or blizzard (hey, it's Michigan).
Can I have a map of the race?
Of course! Here is a map of the race!
Where do I park?
This map shows the parking lots which will be open for participants!
I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
Because this is a charity fundraiser, unfortunately we can't process refunds. However, if you can't attend please let us know and you can either A. put your registration in someone else's name, or B. just make your registration a full donation to SafeHouse Center. If you choose to donate your registration, we will process you a tax-deductible letter for the full amount of your registration.