Crime Survivors’ Superhero run-walk events switching to “Virtual”

Out of an abundance of caution for all of our survivors, supporters, sponsors, runners, elected officials, and law enforcement partners during the COVID-19 outbreak, Crime Survivors is converting the Orange County and Los Angeles County Superhero run-walk events to virtual events. You will still receive your t-shirt and medal for participation and for supporting survivors.

At this time, there remains only a small number of COVID-19 in Orange and LA County and the risk is still considered low. However, local and regional health officials anticipate the continued spread of COVID-19 and the Governor of California has asked for gatherings of more than 250 persons to be canceled. Additionally, the Counties of Orange and LA issued a press releases asking to limit attendance at social gatherings. Therefore, Crime Survivors leadership simply could not proceed with the in-person events.

We understand how disappointing it is to not get to share in the events together but know we are doing the right thing. However, now more than ever, people need an outlet. Do you feel isolated? Do you need hope? Join the Virtual Superhero Run Walk; run or walk on your own time with your dog, family, friends, neighbors, but don’t be afraid of fresh air, exercise, self-care and giving back to our community. When you participate this way, please share your photos, stories, and any social media posts with us from your personal events and we will include them on our event website.

This event is not just about fundraising, it is about awareness, prevention, advocacy and healing. It is about providing support to victims of crime and their families and about bringing the community together for hope and healing. Everyone could use a little break from the daily struggle, and victims are always in need of support.

To our wonderful vendors, we will ensure the same level, if not more, of exposure around the virtual events. We thank you for continued support and we will reach out with future opportunities.

To our charity teams, you can still register to receive help proceeds for your programs.

If you have already registered, remember your participation fee still goes to a wonderful cause and is tax deductible donation that is used to help provide support and services to our survivors. If you haven’t signed up yet to be a part of this hope and healing virtual Run/Walk event please do so now at


Patricia Wenskunas

Founder & CEO

Crime Survivors, Inc.