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"Race to Zero" 5K in Bismarck

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Many people laced up their tennis shoes to run a 5K for a good cause today.

This is the second annual Race to Zero: Run/Walk for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention.

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem spoke at the event before the runners took off.

Even though it was a little windy, there was still a large turnout for the event.

People of all ages came out to run, walk, or just watch.

It was put on by CAWS North Dakota, the North Dakota National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota, the Bismarck Prevention Task Force, the Abused Adult Resource Center, and Region 7 Foster Care/Adoption Recruitment Coalition.

"Well one of the main things really is to get the community engaged and involved in something that's very tangible so all of the folks that show up for this kind of a race are saying and making a public commitment that they want to end this problem in our community and so we see that as a huge step forward, "Tim Hathaway, Executive Director with Prevent Child Abuse ND said.

"I think what they're doing here is amazing and it's bringing out awareness that abuse is not okay and I think abuse should be ended. I think it's great what this race is doing," Savannah Inlow said.

This year was a success and they hope to do it again next year.

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