Hopeful Horizons holding 10th annual Race4Love

5K raises awareness, funds for Lowcountry abuse victims

From staff reports 

Mark your calendar for Hopeful Horizons’ 10th annual Race4Love – 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 12 at Cat Island. 

Race4Love, presented by Stokes Toyota of Beaufort, is a family-friendly 5K run/3K walk that traverses the picturesque streets of three Cat Island neighborhoods. Pre-registration is encouraged at race4love.com and virtual options are available. 

Race4Love has its origins in the Tate/Coursen Memorial Walk/Run that was organized by Marie Tate in 2012. The event honored Lance Cpl. Dana Tate and Cpl. Dyke “A.J.” Coursen, two Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department deputies who were killed when responding to a domestic violence call in 2002. Marie Tate, Lance Cpl. Dana Tate’s widow, is still actively involved in Race4Love and will greet runners and walkers at the Tate Turnaround along the route. 

Race4Love benefits survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault in Beaufort County and the surrounding counties. Funds raised help Hopeful Horizons in its mission to end abuse and change lives. 

“We are grateful for the sponsors and volunteers who have come together once again to support the Race4Love,” Hopeful Horizons CEO Kristin Dubrowski said in a release. “Survivors of abuse need the support of the entire community, and this is one way you can show your support and help to raise awareness.” 

Organizers encourage masks and physical distancing when participants are not walking or running the race. 

For more information, visit www.race4love.com. For more information on Hopeful Horizons, visit www.hopefulhorizons.org

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