Race Against Trafficking 5K Run/Walk to help victims of human trafficking

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — January is Human Trafficking Month and in efforts to help victims, the Kern County Family Justice Center Foundation is set to host the second annual Race Against Human Trafficking run/walk.

The race will be held at The Park at River Walk on Jan. 27. Registration and packet pickup will be be from 7 to 8 a.m., with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow the event, showcasing the top three participants in various age groups for both men and women.

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Tickets will cost you $30 per person or $25 for those 12-years-old and younger. All participants will get a shirt with the purchase of a ticket.

California is one of the nation’s top destination for human trafficking. Proceeds from the event will assist the KCFJC while also sending a strong message as members of the community come together to support victims and spread awareness on the issue, organizers said.

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Funds will be used to supply transportation, onsite childcare, emergency needs such as diapers or groceries for children and adult trafficking victims.

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