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2016 Run To Prevent Child Abuse
Sat, Apr 30, 2016
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
Running-10K - Individual Age group/open
Walking-5K - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
In April the State of Maine pauses to recognize the need for continued prevention efforts in the arena of child abuse. This is a time for us to recognize that each of us can contribute to promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our community. Whether physical, emotional or sexual child abuse the effects on children are devastating and lasting. This year the Franklin County Children’s Task Force is hosting its fifth annual “Run to Prevent Child Abuse 5K/10K and Kids Fun Run” locally in Farmington. It will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in downtown Farmington. Funds raised from this event benefit programming that aims to prevent child abuse and neglect before it starts.
All ages are welcome to participate in the 5K/10K, but no pets, skateboards, rollerblades or bicycles are allowed on the course. To keep runners and walkers well hydrated, the course will provide 3 water stations.
Thank you for supporting our “Run to Prevent Child Abuse.”
Event details and schedule
You can register online at www.active.com keywords “Run to Prevent Child Abuse” and sign up for the run of their choice. The pre-registration cost for adults is $20 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K; you may also register on the day of the race for an additional $2 dollars. The first 50 registrants will receive free running shirts. For children under 12, the Kids Fun Run is free; children will enjoy a race around the block with ribbons for all. Race fees are tax deductible.
Participants of the 5K/10K can pay by credit card online or by cash or check on the day of the race. Checks can be made out to FCCTF.
Registration and check-in begin at 7:30 a.m. the morning of the race at the FCCTF office on 113 Church St. Farmington, ME. Kids Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K/10K will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information please contact us at 207-778-6960.