Published: March 8, 2018

24th Annual Race for the Place 5K to Benefit MSU Safe Place

Contact(s): Holly Rosen MSU Safe Place office: (517) 355-1100 x2, Beth Brauer-Delaney Communications and Brand Strategy

The Race for the Place 5K is the largest annual fundraiser for MSU Safe Place, allowing the program to continue to provide vital services to MSU and greater Lansing community members who experience relationship violence and stalking. This year's event will be held on April 15.

MSU Safe Place is located in East Lansing on the campus of Michigan State University. For over 20 years, the program has continued in its mission to provide shelter, advocacy, support and counseling services for victims of domestic violence and stalking while seeking to end interpersonal violence through public awareness and community education. All services are free and confidential.

Annually the program shelters approximately 35-50 adults and children. In 2017 the program provided 4,144 days of safe shelter. Approximately 80-100 individuals attend counseling, support groups or advocacy services each year.

MSU Safe Place also provides career development and service opportunities to 10-15 volunteers and 8-10 interns annually.

The Race for the Place 5K is the kick-off event for the Greater Lansing Area Race Series presented by Sparrow Physicians Health Plan. The race takes participants through the beautiful campus of Michigan State University. Race for the Place is a fun-filled family event, with events for kids of all ages, MSU varsity athlete participation and a visit from Sparty!

Race for the Place is sponsored by: MSU Federal Credit Union - ASMSU - Residential and Hospitality Services – MSU Alumni Association - MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine - Playmakers - Foresight Group - HOMTV – CAMTV - MSU Residence Halls Association - Canada Dry Lansing - Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence - Recreational Sports and Fitness Services - MSU Counseling Center – Dean Transportation - Clerical-Technical Union of MSU - Skyline Outdoor Advertising - MSU Culinary Services Residential Dining - Office for Inclusion - MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities - Lake Lansing Meijer - Graduate Student Life and Wellness - MSU School of Social Work - Department of Psychology - Council of Graduate Students - MSU Student Parent Resource Center - MSU Olin Health Education - MSU SARV Prevention Program

For more information about MSU Safe Place, visit: For information about the Race for the Place 5K, visit:

Our Commitment: Healing Assistant Fund - National organizations selected to oversee fund for counseling and services