BULLHEAD CITY–The 12th Annual Walk Away from Drugs and 5K run will be held on Wednesday, October 24 along Trane Road in Bullhead City starting at 5 p.m. The event is hosted by the Bullhead City Police and Fire Departments during Red Ribbon Week.
“We encourage all participants to wear red and hold signs or banners to show their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle,” said Community Services Officer Lorrie Duggins.
The Red Ribbon campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program nationwide. The campaign began in 1985 when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena. This incident started the tradition to display and wear red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance toward the use of drugs.
Walk and 5K run participants will gather at Ken Fovargue Park, 2255 Trane Road, at 5 p.m. Walkers and runners must abide by traffic signals and stay on the sidewalk. No pre-registration is necessary. The walk and 5K run is free! Medals will be awarded to the 5K first place female, male, and under 18 runners.
The 5K (3.1 mile) run route will start at Ken Fovargue Park, go south on Trane Rd, west on Marina Blvd, north on Lakeside Dr, east on Hancock Rd, south on Highway 95, west on Marina Blvd, north on Trane Rd and finish back at Ken Fovargue Park. The 1.5 mile walk will start after the 5K run from Ken Fovargue Park, go south on Trane Rd, west on Marina Blvd, north on Highland Rd, east on Hancock Rd, south on Trane Rd and finish back at Ken Fovargue Park.
Swire Coca Cola Bottling Company of Kingman will be providing drinks and water.
The public is also welcome to join the pre-event drug prevention activities at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Colorado River on Wednesday, October 24 at 3:30 p.m., 2250 Highland Rd. Call 928-763-1411 for more details.
For more information on the Walk Away from Drugs event, contact Duggins at 928-763-9200 ext. 204 or visit www.bullheadcity.com.