Moving Beyond Abuse 5K


Sat, Oct 15, 2022    
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35 in advance, $45 day of

Event Type

Women Aware invites the community to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month by participating in the Moving Beyond Abuse 5K on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Johnson Park-Grove 4, Piscataway. This is a USATF-Certified 5K flat course.  For those who wish to run/walk a shorter course or simply support Women Aware by attending, there is an optional one-mile Charity Walk. Registration covers either option. Teams are encouraged to sign-up to run/walk together. All event proceeds will benefit survivors and families moving beyond abuse through Women Aware.


  • Day-of registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Race time is 10:00 a.m.
  • Save $10 and register in advance for $35. Race day registration is $45.
  • Children age 11 and under are free.
  • The event will take place rain or shine.
  • First 100 registrants will receive a Swag Bag with giveaways.
  • All registrants will receive a Moving Beyond Abuse 5K t-shirt.
  • Live music from Goldenseal the band

For more information and to register to run or walk, visit

Members of the community can enjoy a family-friendly event and be part of the village it takes to moves survivors of domestic violence beyond abuse in Middlesex County. The need for Women Aware’s 24-hour multilingual hotline, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, children’s trauma reduction therapy, support groups, and community outreach continues to increase. Incidents of strangulation and the presence of guns in homes make today’s domestic violence cases even more dangerous for victims and their children. Proceeds from the 5K will support the free and confidential services Women Aware provides to anyone experiencing domestic violence in our County.


Thank you, Sponsors (to date)

Kaplan Companies • Independence Wealth Partners • Monmouth Mobile Homes Park • Fresh Ponds Farm • Universal Windows • Wawa Community Care • PKF O’Connor Davies • Edward Leske Company • Schechner Lifson Corporation

Sponsorships Available

Women Aware’s 5K offers businesses and individuals an opportunity to not only promote their brand and commitment to a safer, healthier community, but to support life-saving services to survivors in imminent danger; and support them with the social, emotional, and financial resources to build hopeful lives free of abuse.  For more information about sponsorship benefits, visit or contact Susan Dyckman at [email protected] or 732.249.4900, ext. 0428.



About Women Aware

Women Aware is the state-designated lead domestic violence agency for Middlesex County, New Jersey. For over 41 years, we have been providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and their children. All of our services are free, confidential, and available to any victim regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender or gender expression, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital, military, or immigration status. We provide our clients with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives. We have continually expanded our programs to meet the diverse needs of victims through emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, legal advocacy, case management, children’s trauma therapy, counseling and community outreach.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, call Women Aware’s free 24-hour hotline at 732-249-4504, toll-free at 833-249-4504.