What: 5K Run/Walk for Prevention
When: Saturday, at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fair is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Skyridge Middle School, 5220 N.W. Parker St.
How much: $5 for youth, $15 for adults, and $30 for families
To register: Register by going to www.active.com, or e-mailing Sondra Storm at Sondra.firstname.lastname@example.org. Day of event registration will also be available.
Contact: For more information about the race, visit www.preventclarkcounty.org.
One step at a time, local kids are working to help steer their peers clear of alcohol and drugs.
“It’s about trying to help kids who are abusing drugs or have family problems,” said Skyridge Middle School eighth-grader Micaela Healea. “As you get into high school, there will be temptations. We would rather save a kid than lose a kid.”
With that goal in mind, Healea is one of many Skyridge students who are helping to organize the second annual 5K Walk/Run for Prevention. The event will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. A community fair with resources and activities for youth as well as youth performances will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-race activities will include yoga and Zumba.