Run for Women raises money for good cause

Posted: Friday, August 09, 2002

The Kenai Women's Re-source and Crisis Center will sponsor the 15th Annual Kenai Peninsula Run For Women at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Green Strip.

The annual race includes two distances, a 5-kilometer and a 10-kilometer run, with eight age classifications in each division. According to WRCC Director Heather Arnett, this year's race could be the biggest ever.

"We may have a record number of runners this year," Arnett said.

Last year, around 200 women ran in the annual race. Arnett said this year's registrations have already reached that number, and more are coming in each day.

Arnett said the money raised by the race, through sponsorships and entry fees, all goes to a good cause.

"The money we raise goes to benefit our clients, who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault," she said.

Arnett also added that the WRCC is involved in education and outreach programs designed to curb domestic violence.

"(The run) benefits the full spectrum of what we do," she said. "We're excited."

The 15th Annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Green Strip, located on Main Street Loop in downtown Kenai. Participants can run, ride a wheelchair, walk or even push a baby stroller along either the 5-k or 10-k course. Registration forms are available at the WRCC or area businesses. For more information, call 283-9479.

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