More than 500 expected to participate in Saturday’s Red Ribbon Run

October is Red Ribbon Month, a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

That means it’s time for the Bear River Health Department’s 18th Annual Red Ribbon Race and 1 mile walk.

The race is Saturday, it begins at 9 a.m. at Cedar Ridge Middle School and is designed for families of all ages to get out and have fun together.

“This event is an opportunity for families to spend time together which increases bonding,” said David Watkins, Prevention Director for the Bear River Health Department. “Research shows that family bonding reduces underage drinking and substance abuse.”

Following the race here will be an awards ceremony and prize drawing, thanks to the support of local businesses.

“Ribbon week’s are well supported, specifically in elementary schools. Parents in our community might begin to see their children bringing home Red Ribbon Run messages,” said Watkins.

Past Red Ribbon Races have attracted over 500 participants from in and around the valley.

Online registration is available at brhd.org.

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