The SueB 5K 10K is an annual event that aims to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby and promote healthy relationships while raising funds to sustain free services at the WCA. The 13th Annual SueB 5K 10K will be held in-person on October 2, 2022, at Julia Davis Park. This event provides an opportunity to raise awareness about domestic abuse while celebrating healthy relationships.
Who Was SueB?
SueB was a victim of domestic abuse homicide in 2008. Her friends and family started this event to celebrate her life and raise awareness about domestic violence. This event provides an opportunity to remember her and promote healthy relationships.
Why Attend the SueB 5K 10K?
Although we are entering a stage of new normal, the truth is that domestic violence does not end when a pandemic does. In July 2021, the domestic violence hotline had the highest number of calls ever. Home is still not safe for all, but we have the chance to raise awareness that there is hope and kindness in our community.
100% of sponsor donations and participant fees support the Endowment Fund to ensure the WCA can maintain services and serve clients for many years to come.
What Does the Event Offer?
This is a great opportunity to get your family, friends, and coworkers together to celebrate positive relationships. The event offers a 5K and 10K race, and the route is accessible to everyone. The WCA is committed to creating a route accessible to everyone, and it takes you on a 5K route through beautiful downtown Boise. The route includes many notable sites like the Anne Frank Memorial and the “Taking Flight” statue at the WCA.
In addition to the race, there are audio descriptions and written descriptions of the route and Inspiration Alley. You can also enjoy SueB’s playlist during the race.
Race Contact Information
If you have any questions about the race, please contact the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SueB 5K 10K is made possible by the support of its sponsors.
For additional race information, visit https://www.wcaboise.org/.
The 5K and 10K routes are certified and accessible to everyone.
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Race Participant Survey
After the race, complete the participant survey to help the organizers better understand your race experience.
Join the SueB 5K 10K
The SueB 5K 10K is not just a race, it is a community coming together to raise awareness about domestic abuse and promote healthy relationships. By participating in this event, you can help make a difference in the lives of those affected by domestic violence and support the important work of the WCA.
Whether you are an avid runner or a casual walker, there is a place for you at the SueB 5K 10K. The event is open to people of all ages and fitness levels, and there is even a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person. You can participate individually or as part of a team, making it a fun and meaningful way to spend time with friends, family, and coworkers.
In addition to the race itself, the SueB 5K 10K also features live music, food trucks, and other fun activities for the whole family. It is a celebration of life, love, and healthy relationships, and a reminder that we all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.
So mark your calendars for October 2, 2022, and join us for the 13th Annual SueB 5K 10K. Together, we can make a difference and honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby.
Getting to Know SueB
The SueB 5K 10K is more than just an event to promote healthy relationships and raise awareness about domestic abuse. It’s also a tribute to the life of Susan “SueB” Newby, a woman who lived passionately and fearlessly until her tragic death in 2008. Through the words of her sister and friends, we get to know who Sue was and why this event means so much.
A Love for Horses
Sue was a woman who loved horses from a young age. She was known for being single-minded when it came to them and was always riding or caring for them. Her sister Marj recounts how Sue was riding a stick horse from the time she could walk and how she continued to ride even after the springs wore out on her first spring horse. Sue’s passion for horses only grew as she got older, and she eventually became interested in Arabian horses, raising and breeding them.
A Confident and Outgoing Person
Sue was not only passionate about horses but was also a confident and outgoing person. Her friend Leslie Hampe remembers how Sue was always the life of the party and could throw together a dinner party in just 10 minutes. Sue never failed to laugh at herself and was known for being genuine and speaking her mind. Her friend Teresa Andrew echoes this sentiment, describing Sue as someone who found joy in holiday gatherings and was always her authentic self.
A Tragic End
On April 4, 2008, Sue went on a horseback ride and never returned. It was later discovered that she was likely the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband, who committed suicide before he could be arrested. Sue’s death was a tragedy that shook her friends and family, but it also served as a reminder that domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Honoring Sue and Raising Awareness
The SueB 5K 10K is a way to remember Sue and honor other victims and survivors of domestic abuse. By participating in this event, we can raise awareness and funds to support free services for those affected by domestic abuse. Sue’s sister Marj has urged people to take action before it’s too late and invest in raising awareness about domestic violence.
Join the SueB 5K 10K
Whether you knew Sue or not, you can make a difference by participating in the SueB 5K 10K. This event is an opportunity to celebrate healthy relationships, raise awareness about domestic abuse, and honor the memory of a woman who lived passionately and fearlessly. Your participation and support will help ensure that the WCA can continue to provide vital services to those affected by domestic abuse. So join us this year and be a part of something truly special.
This event provides an opportunity to honor the memory of SueB and promote healthy relationships while raising funds for the WCA. Join us on October 2, 2022, at Julia Davis Park and celebrate positive relationships. Remember, don’t wait until your sister, daughter, or mother is a victim of domestic abuse or sexual assault. Step forward now and make an investment in the WCA to raise awareness about domestic violence.
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