For the first time in its history, Georgetown SigEp hosted a university-wide 5K in support of a local charity. Labeled “The Halloween 5K Against Domestic Violence,” our chapter organized and fundraised to support an effort to reduce domestic violence through raising both money and awareness about this issue. A special committee of brothers devoted a significant amount of time to garner support and funds from the greater Georgetown community, and they proved extremely successful in this endeavor.
With the run itself taking place on Halloween, runners were encouraged to come in costume as they followed a well-designed route through the Georgetown campus. Serenaded by the Georgetown Chimes, the Georgetown Phantoms, and live performers furnished by WGTB, the event enjoyed a wonderful level of campus support. Cosponsors of the event included The Corp, Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society, GUASFCU, Georgetown University Women in Leadership, Men’s Club Soccer, Kappa Kappa Gamma, City Sports, Georgetown Running Company, Vineyard Vines, and more. With over 150 runners and volunteers in attendance, we were able to reach a wide segment of the University population, and we were proud of the turnout at the event.
From a financial standpoint, we raised over $11,000 that we in turn donated to Doorways for Women and Children, a local shelter for women who no longer feel safe in their own homes. In all, this event saw our chapter organize to support a great cause, and we are extremely proud of our efforts this Halloween. We look forward to seeing even greater success at next year’s 2nd Annual Halloween 5K.
To view over 100 event photos, check out our album on Facebook.