Walk Away from Drugs & 5K Run

Published by The Bee News

October 11, 2023

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The Bullhead City Police and Fire Departments will hold the annual Walk Away from Drugs and 5K run on Wednesday, October 25th to celebrate 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 around 4:30 p.m. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with the 5K runners and walkers will immediately follow. No pre-registration is necessary, and the event 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 Co of Kingman will be providing drinks and water. For more information on the Walk Away from Drugs event, please contact Lorrie Duggins at (928) 763-9200 ext. 8204.

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