CODA announces annual Race4Love 5K Run/Walk

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Ron Parker of the Kansas City Chiefs to be Grand Marshall

Please join CODA – Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse – and Ron Parker, defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs, for the third annual Race4Love 5K Run/Walk on Cat Island Saturday, February 14, beginning at

Ron Parker
Ron Parker

9:00 AM.  The course, which is flat and quick, offers a pleasant trip through the scenic neighborhoods of Cat Island. The race will start near Sanctuary Golf Course located at 8 Waveland Avenue in Beaufort. Play Hard Event Timing is providing event management and race timing.

This year’s race will include a lot of fun activities, including: a valentine relay, a S’Mores bar, a Valentine’s Day-themed costume contest and an interactive fire-fighting demonstration. In addition, Massage Envy will have two therapists on hand to offer free massages after the race. There will also be great prizes including a chance for race participants to win an iPad and prizes for the best costume and relay winners!

Fees are $25 for the run and $20 for the walk and will increase to $30/$25 for race day registration. Group discounts are available at race4love.com. Prizes will be given to the top two adult male and female overall, the top child male and female overall and the top three in each of the seven age divisions will receive medals.  In light of this event being family/kid friendly, all kids 9 and under will receive medals. For more information and to register, please visit race4love.com.

Proceeds from Race4Love will benefit CODA and local survivors of domestic abuse.  Since 1986, CODA has been helping survivors of domestic abuse break the cycle and build new lives for themselves and their families. Over the years, CODA has grown from a hotline and emergency shelter to offer a continuum of free services available in shelter and in the community including counseling, case management, legal services, transitional housing and community education. CODA relies on grants and donations to provide all of these critical services free of charge.

For more information on Race4Love, contact: codarace4love@gmail.com or call 843-770-1074 ext.221.  Please visit www.codalowcountry.org to learn more about domestic violence and CODA’s services.