Michigan State University will host the 25th annual Race for the Place 5K at 1 p.m., April 14, at IM Sports West. Race for the Place is the largest annual fundraiser for MSU Safe Place, allowing the program to continue to provide vital services to the members of the MSU and greater Lansing communities who experience relationship violence and stalking.
The Race for the Place 5K is part of the Greater Lansing Area Race Series presented by Sparrow and Physicians Health Plan. The course takes place on MSU’s beautiful campus. 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.
MSU Safe Place is located on MSU’s campus. For 25 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 to 50 adults and children. In 2018 the program provided 3,107 days of safe shelter. Approximately 80 to 100 individuals attend counseling, support groups or advocacy services each year. MSU Safe Place also provides career development and service opportunities.