September 15, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Erin Bryan
[email protected] | 952-838-9000
PACER’s Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying is Oct. 7 in Bloomington
Minneapolis: PACER’s Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington. This family-friendly event will kick off National Bullying Prevention Month, which was initiated by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006.
Beginning at 10 a.m., participants can choose a four-mile chip-timed run or a two-mile walk or roll (for wheelchairs or strollers). The event is a unique opportunity for adults and students to help raise awareness and funds to support bullying prevention.
“Participating in Run, Walk, Roll shows our communities that we are united together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which is based in Bloomington.
When all people have crossed the finish line, a ceremony will feature speakers, live entertainment, and prizes. Family activities will be ongoing throughout the event.
What: Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 Check-in and onsite registration begins at 9 a.m.; run and walk/roll begin at 10 a.m.
Where: Mount Normandale Lake Park, 5901 W. 84th St., Bloomington, MN 55438
National Bullying Prevention Month brings together communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. National Bullying Prevention Month is supported by hundreds of schools, community members, major corporations, and celebrities, and is an opportunity to encourage everyone to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.
One of every five students reports being bullied during the school year. Online, the percentage of individuals who have experienced cyberbullying has nearly doubled over the past decade.
For information and to register for the Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, visit PACER.org/rwr.