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BRIEF: World Relief to host Run for Refugees 5K

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 afunnell@wr.org.

 

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 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 and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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