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Run for Rescue 5K event for first responders set for Friday

Submitted photo Shown in front is Kourtney Jones, and back row from left are Brandon Tice, Trevor Hamrick, Andrew Roth, Owen Poe, Elkins Fire Chief Tom Meader, Elkins Mayor Van Broughton, JW Jones, Janet Mullenax, Chris Siler, Donny Wolford and Brad Sharp.

ELKINS — Local first responders representing the Elkins Fire Department, Elkins Police Department, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police and Randolph County EMS are collaborating for the Run for Rescue 5K Friday.

The event, organized by Kourtney Jones, benefits the First Responders Children’s Foundation. As her family has volunteered and served their community all her life, it is a very personal cause that Kourtney holds dear to her heart. The organization provides financial support to children and families enduring significant financial hardships who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. It also promotes educational programs within its communities by offering grant and scholarship opportunities to local youth.

The event is scheduled to take place on Patriot Day, Friday, Sept. 11.

Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. at the Elkins Town Square behind the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, with the start time scheduled for 7 p.m. Mask wearing and social distancing practices will be observed.

All proceeds will benefit the First Responders Children’s Foundation.

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