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Reason to Run 5K raises money for human trafficking awareness

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
Oct. 18, 2013 at 5:18 a.m.


IF YOU GO

• WHAT: Reason to Run 5K

• WHEN: 7:30 a.m. Nov. 2

• WHERE: Riverside Park, 476 McCright Drive

• COST: $25 early registration, $30 event day

Faith Family Church has teamed up with Reclaim the Sacred to raise awareness about human trafficking in the Crossroads.

To help fight against human trafficking - which often occurs while illegally smuggling people across the Texas-Mexico border - the groups are hosting the Reason to Run 5K on Nov. 2.

Faith Family's Outreach pastor Mark Longoria said the cause is unique to the area but will make a huge impact.

"We don't think about slavery these days, but there's more people in slavery today than at any other time in history," he said.

Registration for the race will be open until Nov. 1, which is also when runners need to be at the church to pick up their race packet.

To race costs $25 if signed up before race day, and day-of registration will cost $30. Packet pick-up will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at Faith Family Church with a screening of "Not Today," a movie about human trafficking will follow.

The movie is free and open to the public.

On race day, check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m.

Some of the proceeds from race will go to Restoration House ministries, Redeemed Ministries of Houston and toward the construction of House of Palms for the Banchada People in India.

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