Walk-run event set Saturday in Florence

September 27, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. — The sixth annual Breaking Free 5K/15K Walk-Run, hosted by the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, will be held Saturday at Trinity-Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

The race, which supports victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, will start at 8:30 a.m. for the 15K and 9 a.m. for the 5K.

Ellen Hamilton, executive director of the organization, said the event is able to help the Pee Dee Coalition with several projects throughout the year.

“We do it specifically to raise money for our shelter,” Hamilton said. “There’s always something that needs fixing, and this is critical for us. It’s a great opportunity for a number of businesses to be involved, and this is not just breaking free from domestic violence. We also are able to work with and help offenders know that there’s another way and train them past all of that. It’s a very important event.”

Registration is $25 for the 5K and $35 for the 15K. On the day of the race, people can register for $30 for the 5K and $40 for the 15K.

There are no age restrictions, and strollers are welcomed, but pets are not allowed for the event.

The Pee Dee Coalition is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of sexual assault, family violence and child abuse and to serving the needs of victims.

To register or for more information, visit BreakingFree5K15K.itsyourrace.com.

In addition to the race, the Pee Dee Coalition will host several events in the month of October in counties all over the Pee Dee, including Florence, Dillon, Chesterfield, Marion, Williamsburg, Marlboro and Darlington counties. For a list of those events, visit peedeecoalition.org.

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