Run, Walk, Roll, or Stroll Against Bullying!
NOVA is Bucks County’s comprehensive crime victim services agency dedicated to supporting, counseling and empowering victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes, and working to prevent and eliminate violence in society through advocacy, training, community education and prevention programs. Each year, NOVA holds our annual NO BULLying Run, a premier event, which raises funds to help support NOVA’s prevention education programs.
BIG NEWS!!!! https://runsignup.com/upstanderday
We are excited to announce that in-person events are back! We invite you to join us for our first annual “Upstander Day” on Sunday, October 2nd from 9-11 a.m. at Central Park in Doylestown. Together, we will walk in unity against bullying in Bucks County and enjoy a free morning of family fun and entertainment. As in the past few years, we will continue logging our miles virtually through October 31st, and participants will collectively run, walk, roll, or stroll 22,808 miles against bullying with each mile representing one child who will be bullied in Bucks County this year (according to statistics from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center). Attendance at "Upstander Day" is not required to participate in this years No BULLying Run.
How does the virtual run work? Participants may complete their miles all at once or break it up over the month. Every mile contributed toward the common goal of 22,808 miles is one step closer to reaching our goal, whether you choose to run, walk, sroll, or roll 1 mile a day or 5 miles a day (you just need to log you miles beginning October 1st). To log your miles visit www.runsignup.com/login.For specific directions click here.
All participants will have the opportunity to win weekly prizes for logging their miles and for completing family-friendly challenges that will take place throughout June in the event Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobullyingrun/ . Standard and Premium participants will have the opportunity to compete for our coveted bull trophies!
Weekly Challenges for all participants:All participants are welcome to complete our weekly family-friendly challenges and be entered to win prizes throughout the month of October. There will be four challenges throughout the month, and a new challenge will be posted in our Facebook group on Tuesdays! All participants who respond to the challenge will be entered into a drawing to win a prize!All participants who log miles each week will be entered into a drawing to win prizes! Each week, we will randomly select two winners - one child and one adult. Weeks will run from 12:00 a.m. on Monday to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, with winners announced every Monday starting October 10th. All you have to do is log your miles!
Contests for those who register at the Standard or Premium Level:We will be awarding our coveted bull trophies in two different categories – those who complete their miles on foot (walkers/runners) and those who complete their miles on wheels (bike/scooter/skates/rollerblades/etc.). We will also have two overall winners! The participants who log the most miles on foot or on wheels during the month will win our unique and highly coveted glass bull trophies!Log the most miles for the month, and you will win one of our highly coveted pewter bull trophies in your age category! Age categories are as follows: 10 and under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over. There will be two winners in each age category (participants who complete their miles on foot and participants who complete their miles on wheels).
Girl Scouts who register to participate at any level will earn a stop bullying patch! To receive your patch, please enter your troop number when registering. In order to receive a patch, the Girl Scout must be registered.
Registration Levels:All participants who register and attend "Upstander Day" will recieve a NO BULLying event giveawayThe $15.00 Standard level includes a NO BULLying event giveaway and the 2022 NO BULLying Run t-shirtThe $30.00 Premium level includes a NO BULLying event giveaway, the 2022 NO BULLying Run t-shirt, and the 2021 NO BULLying Run medal
During the first step of registration, participants have the option to register as an individual, create a team, or join an existing team.
Please note that any prizes including, bull trophies, girl scout patches, will be distributed upon competition of the event, beginning the week of November 7th. Specific dates and times to come!
To get race swag we offer shipping (for a small fee), pick-up at NOVA's Jamison office or new this year PICK UP AT UPSTANDER DAY! You will be able to indicate your preference when registering. By paying for shipping, you are helping to ensure that more money goes towards NOVA's prevention education programs in the community!
You will receive a confirmation email once you complete the registration process. We encourage you to post on social media to help raise awareness! Join the official NO Bullying Run Facebook Group to stay connected with our event and the challenges and activities throughout the month, and visit www.novabucks.org for more information about NOVA and our prevention education programs.
How do I track and submit miles?:
Participants can utilize any tracking app or device they wish for tracking miles! Then submit miles here beginning October 1st:. More information can be found on the mileage submission form!
Want to help raise funds for the event? Setup a donation page and become a fundraiser HERE!
Photo Waiver: By submitting or posting photos or videos of yourself or others, you grant NOVA full rights to use the images and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes. This might include (but is not limited to), the right for NOVA to use them in printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, marketing material, and funding applications.
At NOVA, we believe that education is the key to prevention. Your support of the race will ensure that NOVA can continue to provide FREE prevention education programs to tens-of-thousands of students on topics such as personal safety, healthy relationships, harassment, cyberbullying, and bully-free classrooms. NOVA programs are designed to be innovative, supportive, age-appropriate, and help children and teens build safety awareness, develop self-advocacy skills, and recognize resources available to them. Last year, NOVA provided nearly 500 prevention education programs to over 12,000 students!
Please join us in thanking the 2022 NO BULLying Run sponsors! If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Jaime Valleley at or click here https://runsignup.com/CreateRaceSponsor/ [email protected] to learn how you can help support NOVA's prevention education programs.
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