Run for the Law: A County United 5K/10K Run and Walk takes place on March 4th in Grants Pass and benefits Securing Our Safety (S.O.S.). A free Kids Dash starts at 8:30am, followed with a 5K/10K at 9:00am. The race starts and finishes at Club Northwest (2160 NW Vine St.) in Grants Pass, Oregon. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K. Register online before March 3rd to secure a spot. Adults cost $20 for either the 5K or 10K and students (kids 17 and younger) cost $15 for either distance. Shirts can be purchased for an additional $15 for adults and $10 for kids.
According to their website, ‘Securing Our Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3), citizen-led organization dedicated to the mission of providing for a secure, stable, and sustainable future for Josephine County, Oregon.Since 2012, Josephine County has had minimal funding for criminal justice operations due to the loss of federal subsidies for former timber-producing counties and the failure to pass a local property tax levy to replace this revenue. SOS was formed by local business owners, community leaders, parents, retirees, and other concerned citizens to explore any and all ideas that might help address the county’s long-term needs. The initial focus has been primarily on finding sustainable sources of funding and/or cost savings to restore criminal justice services. More broadly, SOS has explored a range of potential solutions to make Josephine County a safer, more stable, more sustainable community; to build the alliances across disparate community groups; and to seek to restore trust and communication between local citizens and their elected officials and other public servants.’
When: Saturday, March 4th 9:00am
Where: Club Northwest at 2160 NW Vine St., Grants Pass, Oregon
Cost: $20 for adults (10K and 5K) and $15 for Kids (17 and under)