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A Survivor in Heart and “Sole”: New Support Group for Runners March 23, 2011

Filed under: Allies,sexual assault — Johnson Intern @ 4:03 pm

On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from April 5 until June 9, 2011, the Orange County Rape Crisis Center will be hosting a running and support group, starting at 9:15 am.

This running support group is for new and established runners who are female-identified survivors of rape and sexual assault.  Interested survivors are encouraged to join the circle for healing and become a runner, or become an even a better one.  Learn the fundamentals of interval training and reap the emotional and physical benefits of getting strong and fit in a circle of survivors.  Each week, the group will meet in a circle for a brief lesson about running, followed by a planned workout.  On Tuesdays, there will be an additional processing group following the run. Our goal is to provide a warm and positive circle for striving, trusting, healing, sweating, laughing and growing, and a newfound love of running. OCRCC has collaborated with Fleet Feet Carrboro to provide a pair of running shoes and a sports bra for each participant.

Support groups are an opportunity to learn, share and gain support from others with similar experiences of abuse.  Screenings for this group are required. If you are interested in participating or have questions, contact Krista at (919) 968-4647 or email


One Response to “A Survivor in Heart and “Sole”: New Support Group for Runners”

  1. Lisa Thompson-Rexrode Says:

    I am enrolled in runnong group

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