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9th Annual Purple Run

  • 1900 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • Dates: October 21, 2023
  • Location: Mitchell Field/ Gallup Park
  • Time: 8:00 AM
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In recognition of Domestic Violence Month (October), U-M Division of Public Safety & Security, Ann Arbor Police Department, Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, and SafeHouse Center will host its 9th Annual Purple Run on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 8:00am at Mitchell Field/Gallup Park 1900 Fuller Rd., Ann Arbor, MI.


The Annual Purple Run is an exciting collaboration between the University of Michigan Police Department, the Ann Arbor Police Department, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, and SafeHouse Center to bring our community together while highlighting the prevalence of Domestic Violence. In Washtenaw County, law enforcement and advocates work very closely with one another and, whether it is on active cases or community events, we are actively engaged in protecting and safeguarding the public.

“The Purple Run is a great way to show survivors that they are not alone, that as a community we stand with them, and that together we can break the cycle of violence that happens every day.” said Christine Watson, Executive Director of SafeHouse Center.

Every 60 seconds, 20 people are subject to inter-partner violence. We are working together to bring this number down! We’re running domestic violence out of town.

The cost of the run is $35 if you pre-register, $40 for Day-Of Registration and students receive $5 off. Children under 12 are free.

The proceeds raised during this 5k fun run benefit SafeHouse Center, which is an organization within Washtenaw County that is working to build a community free of domestic violence and sexual assault.