Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA) will hold its annual “Take Back the Night 5K” on Friday, May 12, to raise awareness of the issue of sexual assault in the Cache Valley community. On Saturday morning, the Logan Country Club will host a second run, a “New Day 5K,” likewise benefitting CAPSA.
CAPSA’s Development Director James Boyd said proceeds from both events will support CAPSA’s work to provide services for those who have been impacted by sexual abuse and rape. Sponsored by Stevens-Henager College, the Friday evening race will start and finish at the Logan Aquatic Center, taking runners on a route along the scenic Logan River. Boyd said the event is bigger than ever this year.
“At the event for Friday night,” Boyd said, “we’re going to have food trucks, we’re going to have bands, we’re going to have the ‘Rain Dogs’ there performing. We’re going to have things to buy. We’ll have activities just for people who want to come and have a good time. We plan to have over 400 people running Friday night and supporting CAPSA.”
Boyd said the Saturday morning event will give runners a unique opportunity.
“If you want to run two 5-Ks in one weekend so you can do your 10-K, you’ll be there,” he said.
Sponsored by Altra, the “New Day 5K” will follow a route along the Logan Golf and Country Club’s golf course.
Registration for Friday’s race begins at 6:00 p.m., with the race starting at 7 p.m. Registration for Saturday’s race starts at 8:00 a.m., with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m. More information about both events is available at <a href=”http://www.capsa5k.org/”>www.capsa5k.org</a>.