AVDA's 21st Annual Race for Hope

Saturday January 9th, 2021

Lake Worth, FL

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We are grateful for the overwhelming support of this event as the need for AVDA's services to survivors of domestic violence and their families has increased during the pandemic.  

Event registration will close at 400 participants which may happen before Friday, January 8, 2021 at 5PM. Thank you for your understanding! 

About This Event:
AVDA's 21st Annual Race for Hope is organized by Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. (AVDA). All proceeds will support AVDA's programs and services to survivors of domestic abuse and their children. Join in person (limited capacity) or as a VIRTUAL participant this year (includes race shirt and medal to be picked up at Runner's Edge in Boca Raton from January 2-8 or mailed directly to you).  Whatever way you choose to get involved this year, please remember to take a photo of your participation and share to your social media using the hashtag #RaceforHope2021 

A mask is required to be worn at all times for IN-PERSON participants while at the event except while on the race course (participants may remove their mask once they cross the start line but masks must be worn again after crossing the finish line).  Please practice physical distancing (6 feet apart) while at the park.  


  • Race registration ends at 5:00 PM January 8th, 2021.

  • Packet pick-up for all events is January 2nd-8th during store hours at Runner's Edge, 3195 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Hours:  M-W and F (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM); TH (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM); ST (10AM-5 PM) and SUN (11:00 AM-4PM). A PACKET PICKUP table will be made available on race day for runners unable to pickup their packets at Runners Edge during the weeklong packet pickup.  


  • Packets will include race day bib, t-shirt, and finisher medal (for the first 300 registrants). 

Awards: Awards will be given to first place overall open, masters and grandmasters, and five year age division three-deep for the 5K. Awards will be available for pick-up after the race (approximately 45 minutes after first runner cross the starting line).  There will be no awards ceremony this year; please check the results board and pick up your award if you finish in the top three within your age division.  Finishers medals to the first 300 registrants are included in the race packages that are to be picked up in the week prior to the event. 

Purple Party Awards: Awards will be given out to three individuals who are dressed in their best Purple Party attire on Race Day at the Award Pickup Table.

Hometown Hero Awards: Awards to first place male and first place female police officers and firefighters in the 5K. To be eligible to receive the Hometown Hero Award, you must be a police officer or firefighter on active duty in Palm Beach County and register in either the Hometown Hero Police or Hometown Hero Firefighter category.

Fundraising awards:  Given to first place individual fundraiser, first place fundraising team and team with the largest number of members.

Pet Friendly Race: You are welcome to bring your pet along for the fun. Simply register for the 5K Race with pet (only $5 more!). Registration includes a t-shirt for you and a bandana (small or large) for your pet!

Course, Timing and Scoring: The course is USATF certified. The 5K Run will be Net Timing by AccuChip Timing, USA. All participants will be issued a tag and bib number.  Failure to wear a tag during the event will disqualify the participant from being scored in the results.  There is a 90 minute time limit to complete the race.

AVDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Donations to AVDA are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. A copy of the official registration #CH-1783 and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Service by calling (800) 435-7352 within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. This organization retains 100% of all financial contributions received. Understand that there is a chance of cancellation, transition to virtual event, or shortening of the event due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Tax ID: 59-2486620 

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Start Location

2700 6th Ave S, Lake Worth, FL

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