Run for Strength

TASSC 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

The Event:

Come out to Wheaton Regional Park for TASSC's first annual Run for Strength, a 5k run and 1 mile walk to support the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition (TASSC) International. Meet and run with TASSC staff, supporters and survivors, including elite Ethiopian runners who were forced to flee their home countries after being persecuted by the government. Festivities, refreshments, music, a silent auction and mingling will immediately follow the run. If you can't make the run and you still want to support TASSC, feel free to sign up as a virtual runner, donate directly on our website, or join us for the post-run celebration!

Proceeds from Run for Strength will benefit the survivors of torture TASSC serves each year. Among the many free services TASSC offers to survivors are psychological counselling, yoga and massage therapy, social services, workforce development training, and legal support as survivors seek asylum in the US. TASSC currently provides holistic services to 330 survivors annually, fulfilling its mission to end the practice of torture wherever it occurs and to support survivors as they empower themselves, their families and communities wherever they are. Since 1998, TASSC has helped over 7,000 survivors rebuild their lives through in-house, holistic, comprehensive and trauma-informed services.



In addition to running in the race, you can also sign up to volunteer on the day of the event. Volunteers are needed to serve as course marshals, to distribute water and refreshments and to help with registration. SSL credits are available for Montgomery County Public School middle and high school students.


Becoming a Sponsor:

We invite you to partner with us to further our mission by becoming a Run for Strength Sponsor. This is a great opportunity for your company to support a worthy cause and, at the same time, receive valuable exposure. As an event sponsor, you will receive a variety of benefits and marketing opportunities to gain exposure and reach new audiences to support your business. 


Thank you to our generous sponsors: Mama Lucia Restaurant, Sport & Health, Zengo Cycle, Bethesda Bagels, Fuse Pilates, Cava Grill, Lebanese Taverna, Modern Market, RnJ Sports, Bella Bethesda Salon and Paper Source.