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Fort Belvoir community members leave the starting gate of the 2018 SHARP 5K Run-Walk. This year's event is April 12, starting at 6:30 a.m. at 14th Street and Middleton Road.

Fort Belvoir’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program, in partnership with MWR, hosts the 10th Annual SHARP and MWR 5K Run/Walk, April 12 starting at 6:30 a.m. at 14th Street and Middleton Road near Pullen Field on South Post.

The event increases awareness of sexual assault and harassment in the military, gives the community a chance to learn sexual crimes’ impact and prevention, and shows support for victims.

All active-duty Soldiers, mobilized/ADOS National Guard/Reserve component Soldiers and DoD civilians of the community are eligible to run.

April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the U.S.

According to the Army, the SHARP Program is a comprehensive integration and transformation of its initial Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program and Prevention of Sexual Harassment efforts.

SHARP reinforces the Army's commitment to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assault through awareness and prevention, training, victim advocacy, reporting and accountability.

Registration is free and can be completed online at or in-person at Graves Fitness Center, The Body Shop or Kawamura Human Performance Center. For more information, call the SHARP program office, 703-740-7029.