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