LAA IX Moving to the Fall of 2015

Legs Against Arms has been a spring event for its first eight years but in 2015, the race will be held in the fall to take better advantage of its Arcadia University location.  Here is the initial plan:

Physicians for Social Responsibility’s 9th Annual Legs Against Arms

Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Arcadia University


As an outgrowth of our commitment to eliminate the public health epidemic of violence in the Philadelphia region, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is hosting the 9th annual Legs Against Arms 5K Race/Walk/Roll (with a 1mile Walk/Roll option) and educational event, at Arcadia University on Sunday, October 11, 2015. With a focus on initiating a change in our social norms, specifically those that celebrate violent behavior, Legs Against Arms IX will encourage youth and adults to come together to strengthen their legs, as they send a clear message opposing violence in all forms, while honoring loved ones lost to gun violence in our community. PSR is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization.


Our partners will provide interactive educational displays to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the impact of violence in our community as part of a Celebration of PEACE that follows the exercising.  PSR will highlight Project PEACE (Peaceful Endings through Authorities, Children and Educators)—a program of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office--that rests on the conflict resolution, peer mediation, anti-bullying and youth court education programs that PSR has served as “midwife” for in bringing to the Philadelphia area.  We will also be celebrating children's vision of peace with our poster contest and with school displays.  But peace involves more than children--we are inviting veterans, nurses, educators, doctors, yoga instructors, massage therapists,  public health professionals and the families of those struck by violence to share their visions of peace with the larger community.  A draft program for the day looks like this:


7:30 a.m.               Registration opens on Arcadia campus

9:00 a.m.               Race start

9:30 a.m.               Celebration of Peace at Arcadia Commons Building Begins—Yoga, massage, exhibits and more open to the public

9:45 a.m.               Race Winners Announced

10:15 am              Poster contest winners recognized

11:30 a.m.            Event Ends


Race results from Sunday's Legs Against Arms 5K

Thanks to everyone who participated. Race results can be found here


Registration closes this Friday


April 6th is a little more than two weeks away!

Have you registered yet? Click here to register! Don't forget that Legs Against Arms is being hosted by Arcadia University this year in Glenside, PA.


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