Run for Hope

More than 150 people braved the heat and humidity early Saturday morning for the Run for Hope 5K and 10K.

Run for Hope

More than 150 people endured the heat and humidity Saturday morning for the Run for Hope 5K and 10K.

This year's race started in the parking lot of the U.S. Post Office and former Piggly Wiggly on Second Loop Road and worked its way through neighborhoods between Second and Third Loop roads.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter of the House of Hope.

"This is our second year doing a race for them. We do a fundraiser for them every year and we though the past two years we could do something that involved the community," said Andrea Butler, race organizer with the Pee Dee Realtor Association.

The race was also designed to help people get involved in working with the shelter and the area's homeless.

"Our fundraising goal is $10,000 and I'm pretty confident we've hit that goal and hopefully surpassed that goal," Butler said. "Last year we met the goal we set."

Jonathan King won this year's 5K with an overall time of 19:27 while Amber Turner was the first female runner across the finish line with a time of 23:25.

In the 10K H.D. Stone and Heather Barnes finished together with a time of 43:30.

The race was sponsored by Weichert Realty.

Credit: SC NOW


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