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Steppin' Up 2018-12 years strong!
May 5, 2018

To fundraise online, click the logo below to visit our Event Page.

About the Event

Steppin’ Up to End Violence is a unique community event and fundraiser that Turning Points Network has held in Claremont for ten years and counting. It is the signature fundraising event for TPN. Every year it grows and expands, due mainly to the incredible individuals and teams “steppin’ up” to walk, stroll, jog or run to end violence in their communities. Last year, Steppin’ Up raised over $98,000 for survivors and programs - an amazing achievement! The funds generated from Steppin' Up go towards support, services, and programs for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking in Sullivan County, as well as to our prevention education programs in local schools. These programs cover topics such as healthy relationships, respect, empathy, bullying, body safety, and sexual harassment. Some of our services to survivors include a 24-hour crisis and support line, emergency shelter, peer counseling, support groups, court, medical and social services advocacy, and a safe home network. All of our services are free to survivors.

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Event Schedule

8:30-9:30 am: Sign-in for all participants and last-minute donations

9:45 am:    Pre-Event Rally

10:00 am:  Walk/Run begins at Claremont Middle School

11:15 am:    Refreshments and Post-Event Rally

The Walk-run Route

Parking for Steppin’ Up is available at Claremont Middle School, in the nearby Monadnock Park parking lot on Chestnut Street, at the Arrowhead Recreation Area at 18 Robert Easter Way, or at the Claremont Savings Bank on Broad Street.

Structure of Event

There is no registration fee to participate in Steppin’ Up; the majority of funds raised for TPN at this event are raised through the efforts of individuals and teams. Teams can number any size – from 2 people to 100! They can include your family, friends, or the employees of your entire company. Individuals and teams fundraise through pledge forms and/or our online fundraising site, FirstGiving, or any number of other creative ideas. Past ideas have included bake sales, auctions, raffle baskets, and bingo nights. Runners are welcome and encouraged to participate. Although Steppin’ Up is not a competitive run, there is a large display clock for self-timing and there will be prizes for the top finishing runners.


To fundraise online, please visit our Steppin’ Up to End Violence FirstGiving page. There you can create your own personal or team page and begin fundraising!


Interested in participating? Click here for more information for individuals. Click here for more information about teams.


Interested in volunteering for the event? Email info@turningpointsnetwork.org for more information.


Can’t make the event, but still want to participate? Be a virtual walker! Pick a day to step up, walk any distance, or do a kind deed and know that your action is in spirit with hundreds of others who are walking to prevent violence.

The Power of Giving

Provides court advocacy to a survivor in need of an emergency restraining order.


Provides one night’s stay, emergency services, advocacy, support, food and transportation for a family residing in the shelter OR will purchase materials and workbook for a survivor attending a sexual assault support group.


Provides four weeks of support and crisis intervention for a survivor of stalking, domestic violence, or sexual assault.


Will offer Healthy Relationships, Sexual Assault or Gender Equality programs to students in grades 9-12 to help prevent relationship and peer violence.


Will pay for pagers and the 24-hour answering service for 3 months, the foundation of our 24-hour crisis and support line.


Provides child and family activities for families residing in our shelter, provides a leadership sponsorship for TPN events like Steppin’ Up or training for eight new volunteers to staff the crisis and support line.


Operates the crisis line for six months, OR provides a match for a full-time AmeriCorps member for six months, OR a prime sponsorship for Steppin’ Up OR brings the nationally-recognized Coaching Boys Into Men program into athletic departments in Sullivan County.


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