Be a Hero Against Bullying


Event Date

Sat, Apr 23, 2016


Circleville, OH

About This Activity


The 2nd Annual 5k Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying is a family-friendly event held by the Pickaway County Family & Children First Council Teen Task Force Committee, a collaborative including schools, agencies, organizations and churches to show their commitment to keeping students safe while at school, in the community, and on-line by being:

Supportive:     A time for students, parents and communities to show they care
Educational:   An opportunity to provide information on how to address bullying
Memorable:    An event that inspires and makes a difference

COSTUME CONTEST - Come dressed as your favorite Hero and show your support against bullying. Prizes will be awarded for the winning individuals and group participants who show their Hero Spirit in the most creative way.

PHOTO BOOTH - Available for all participants/groups that participate in the Run Walk Roll provided by The Photo Booth Guy!

Over 13 million children will be bullied this year. In Pickaway county bullying has been found to be a cause for students not feeling safe at school and a prominent reason for students not wanting to attend. Research has shown that not only are the effects of bullying on a child felt immediately, but they can also be lifelong – or even tragic. That’s why Pickaway Teen Task Force is inviting the community to support the cause at its 2nd annual ‘Be A Hero Against Bullying’ 5k Run-Walk-Roll on April 23, 2016.

“Bullying can lead to painful results not only for the youth who are bullied, but for the students who engage in it, the school, and the whole community,” “This is a very real and painful issue that kids are facing,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “But they don’t have to face it alone, and bullying can be prevented if we all work together.”

For more information, visit us at or on Facebook at All proceeds from the Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying will go to Pickaway Family and Children First Council, Teen Task Force to address the needs of families with middle and high school students.

The Pickaway County Teen Task Force is a collaborative of representatives from local schools, agencies, organizations and churches who advise the Council concerning teen health, teen life style issues, and transition of youth into adulthood. By doing this they are then able to work together in addressing the needs of the community.

***Some of the initiatives of the committee have included – Be a Hero Against Bullying – Run Walk Roll, Connections Youth Mentoring Program, the Peer-Advocacy Program, Teen Health Survey, For Girls Only Program (self esteem building / positive teen relationships), For Boys Only Program (self esteem building / positive teen relationships), Teen Issues Conference (Dating violence, teen pregnancy prevention and positive self image) and Anti-Bullying in school Programs.

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