UM Student Groups Organize 5K Events to Raise Awareness of Sexual Assault

March 26, 2015

MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s University Council on Student Assault together with UM’s Army ROTC program will host a Stomp Out Sexual Assault 5k Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, April 25. 

Both events will start from the Schreiber Gym on the UM campus. They begin at 10 a.m. and cost $15. Following the races, there will be prevention training. Interested participants can register online before April 15 at https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Missoula/StompOutSexualAssault5KFunRunWalk

“Participants will have the opportunity to be a part of something different on campus and within the Missoula community,” said UM student and event organizer Ben Cipriano.

The event aims to build awareness about sexual assault, to teach prevention of sexual assault through bystander training, to create a safer community and to counteract the stigma of Missoula being an unsafe place.

The event is sponsored by the Runner’s Edge, The Shirt Shop, Great Harvest Bread Co. and the UM Advocates for Non-violence.

Contact: Ben Cipriano, UM student and event organizer, umtrotc@gmail.com.