CINCINNATI - The 14th annual Bridges For A Just Community Walk and Freedom Run is less than 60 days away.
The Walk and Freedom Run is taking place Saturday, Oct. 27. The walk/run is a certified 5K (3.2 mile), which will start and finish at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Registration and breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. The Freedom Run begins at 9:50 a.m. and the Bridges Walk starts at 10 a.m.
No registration fee is required for walkers - each walker secures pledges from family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Each walker raising $75 will receive a T-shirt. The registration fee for the Freedom Run is $25.
"The Walk comes on the heels of the World Choir Games, an historic example of inclusion that transformed the 'Queen City' into the 'City that Sings.' What a grand demonstration of celebrating diversity and inclusion," said Lynnette M. Heard, President and CEO of BRIDGES. "For those who are asking how to continue the legacy, the Walk can be your next step," she said.
The annual event promotes inclusion, equality and justice for all.
Covington Mayor Chuck Scheper and his wife Julie, will serve as Grand Marshalls for the walk.
Following the walk/run, a multicultural festival, including lunch, entertainment and a kid’s zone will take place until 1p.m.
In addition to Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital, this year's BRIDGES Walk sponsors include: GE Aviation, Kroger, U.S. Bank, Enquirer Media, Channel 9 WCPO-TV, The Bank of Kentucky, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Catholic Health Partners, Radio One, The Cincinnati Herald, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, DBest Printing, JANCOA, TriHealth, University of Cincinnati, Gus Perdikakis Associates, Northern Kentucky University Department of Campus Recreation, Europa's Bistro, Orange Leaf at The Banks and Skally's Old World Bakery.
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