On Aug. 18 World Relief Spokane will host its first Run for Refugees 5K, a fundraiser designed to help families resettling in the Spokane area.
The race will begin at 9 a.m. at Centennial Trail, Mirabeau Meadows Park at Mile Marker 11. Check-in will be at 8 a.m.
Pre-registration, which includes a t-shirt, is $20 for adults and $15 for children under 13 years old. The pre-registration deadline is Aug. 13.
Participants with strollers and wheelchairs are welcome.
For information call (509) 232-2811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.