The Run to Prevent Child abuse recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention month. The Franklin County Children';s Task Force (FCCTF) provides programming that strengthens stuggling parents and support abused and neglected children in Franklin County. Statewide the FCCTF leads a network of Child Abuse and Neglect Councils in their missions of providing and identifying programs to meet those goals. This race will provide the funds needed to educate parents on the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome, provide parent education and support those babies who are born addicted to substances, also known as Neonatal Abstinance Syndrome.
The race is a 5K and 10K event with the start located on the corner of Anson and Cony Street. Both races will start at the same time, 9am, and the course will remain open until 11:45am. This is not a certified race, the focus is on raising funds for a great cause, The Franklin County Children';s Task Force, and having fun.
The 10K course starts on Anson Street taking a left onto Main Street in Farmington past the old South Church, then veer left onto Prescott St then another left onto Maple Ave Continue on Maple Ave until it intersects with High St, then turn right onto High St, past the Fairgrounds and Foster Tech Annex to the turnaround at the end of High St. Up High St, past the Fairgrounds again, through the UMF campus then turning right onto Middle Street. This is where the hills start to begin so save your energy for the last 1.5 miles of the race. Follow Middle St to the end turning left onto Perham St. You get a reprieve heading down a nice long hill then turning right onto North Street, through residential neighborhoods then left onto Anson St down a hill for a fast finish turning left onto Cony Street through to the finish.
The 5K course will follow the same route as the 10K race starting on Anson Street taking a left onto Main St past the old South Church, then veer left onto Prescott St then a sharp left onto Greenwood Ave, follow to High St and turn left onto High St. Follow to the Public Library and turn right onto Middle St. head uphill, turning left onto Fairview, left onto Perham and right onto North St. at the end of North St you will turn left onto Anson, down a hill for a fast finish, turning left onto Cony St.
Water stops will be located roughly every 2 miles along the course.
Kids Fun Run will start at 8:30am running a one block loop, beginning and ending at the Task Force office. There will be medals given to all kids participating in the fun run. High School age volunteers will be available to run with the kids during the race.
There will be race day registration starting at 7:30am until 8:30am located at the Task Force parking lot. Registration that morning will be $22 for the 5K and $32 for the 10K however early online registrants will receive a $2 discount. The first 50 runners to register will receive a free running long sleeve shirt.
Event schedule and times
Race Day Registration: 7:30am - 8:30am
A student discount of $5 is available for High School and College students - type STUDENT in the Promo Code box.
Kids Fun Run: 8:30am
10K: Starts at 9am
5K: Starts at 9am
Prizes and Awards to follow the finish of the 10K race.