Hope Crisis Center set for 15th ‘Put Your Foot Down Against Sexual Assault’ 10K, Run/Walk

FAIRBURY – The Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury is gearing up for its 15th annual “Put Your Foot Down Against Sexual Assault” 10-K and Fun Run/Walk.

It cost $20 to pre-register by Ap. 5th, and will cost $30 for same-day registration. All proceeds go toward supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Carmen Hinman, the Crisis Center’s executive director, says this annual event is an important reminder to stand up against domestic violence and sexual assault.

“We started this as an event years ago for people to come and show their support of survivors,” Hinman said, “and just play a part in the day so that we can bring awareness to it.”

Registration Saturday begins at 7:30 a.m., with the event starting at 8:30. Registration will take place in the Fairbury Community Building at City Park.

Hinman says about 20 people participated in the first event back in 2004. Now, registration usually ranges from 75-100 people or more.

“It’s been exciting to see this growth over the years,” Hinman said.

There’ll be a pancake feed at the end with free-will donations going toward the Hope Crisis Center’s ‘Building Hope Capital Campaign.’ The campaign’s intent is to help pay for renovations of a building at 5th and F Streets in Fairbury, which will have two secure apartment-style shelters, trauma-informed client spaces and administrative offices.

Registration information is available on the Hope Crisis Center’s website and social media.

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