The Race Against Gun Violence (RAGV) celebrates the life-changing work of community organizations and provides a dynamic platform for people who care about ending gun violence to connect and get involved.  

This year, the 8th Annual Race Against Gun Violence returns to Grant Park on September 23 after going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual option will still be available to those who are unable to attend in person.  

RAGV offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to Choose Hope and join others who share the common vision of a Chicago free from the fear of gun violence. 100% of charitable contributions go directly to nonprofit organizations dedicated to ending gun violence.

The Race Against Gun Violence is the culminating event of months of community outreach. Our nonprofit partners can use the race to fundraise, engage staff and volunteers, and build awareness about their programs. All participating nonprofits receive training on fundraising and marketing how to make the most of the race and are offered a host of benefits to foster collaboration and build capacity: inclusion in online registration/fund- raising platform, 100% of donations, 10 free race registration onsite booth, inclusion in digital and printed materials, as well as interactive map and films.

The nonprofit organizations included on this map are the charity beneficiaries of the 2020 Race Against Gun Violence.

We encourage you to check out our INTERACTIVE MAP to hear directly our nonprofit partners and learn more about their impactful work.

New videos by 2021 charities coming soon!