Cupid's Chase 5K to Help Those With Intellectual Disabilities

By: Lindsey Yates
By: Lindsey Yates

Saturday morning 150 people in Bowling Green got up early and embraced the cold to lace up their tennis shoes and run for a good cause.

People of all ages and even dogs ran in the Annual Cupid's Chase 5K at Bowling Green High Saturday morning.

BG was one of 25 cities nation-wide to participate in the event that raises money to support those with intellectual and mental disabilities.

An eight-year-old was the first to cross the finish line for the one and a half mile race with a time of 10:31.

"It was pretty hard but I've been practicing a lot though. When I was familiar with the building I was excited about it,"says the first runner to cross the finish line.

"We have about 150 individuals are so in this community that have intellectual disabilities and I think we need to raise awareness, and help them out and get them involved in the community,"says Christina Hull with Community Options.

While they do not know how much has been raised just yet, Community Option says they hope to raise nearly $5,000 from the run.


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