Get ready to stride with pride for the 10th Annual Walk Away from Drugs and 5K run on Wednesday, October 26th, hosted by the Bullhead City Police & Fire Departments during Red Ribbon Week.
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.
“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.
Walk and 5K run participants will gather at Ken Fovargue Park, 2255 Trane Road, at 5 p.m. Swire Coca Cola Bottling Co of Kingman will be providing drinks and water.
The walk and 5K run is free and pre-registration is necessary not. Medals will be awarded to the 5K first place female, male, and under 18 runners.