Photos courtesy Flannery May and Tomi Bliss
People of all ages and abilities came out to challenge themselves at the 15th annual Pagosa Duathlon off-road course while supporting a greater cause. Rise Above Violence serves between 300 and 400 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes every year with critical crisis support, emotional support, legal advocacy and more. Rise also provides youth prevention education in the schools to help students identify healthy and positive relationships, bullying interventions and Internet safety. Events like the Pagosa Duathlon are critical to provide the level of service victims and survivors need to heal and thrive. To learn more about Rise, go to www.riseaboveviolence.org.