Second Life Tennessee Launches Inaugural Finish For Hope 5K And 1-Mile Walk To End Human Trafficking

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Registration is open for Second Life Tennessee’s inaugural Finish for Hope 5K run and one-mile walk to end human trafficking in Lower East Tennessee. This family-friendly event raises awareness for human trafficking and supports Second Life Tennessee’s mission to create and coordinate prevention, policy and survivor services for people in the region who have experienced or been impacted by human trafficking.

The event will be on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 5K start time is 10 a.m., and the one-mile walk start time is 11 a.m. It will be at the Tennessee Riverpark - Riverfront Pavilion (Shelter 4), 4301 Amnicola Hwy., Chattanooga, Tn. 37406.

Second Life Tennessee is the sole organization responsible for coordinating services in the 25-county footprint of Lower East Tennessee. The Finish for Hope 5K will cultivate community within Chattanooga and beyond and invite businesses and families into Second Life Tennessee’s realm of advocacy. The event will provide the opportunity to establish more partnerships and future advocates to end human trafficking. Organizers hope to see partnerships continue to develop into an effective joint effort that will serve survivors in the region.

For registration, visit https://secondlifetn.org/race-page/.  Day-of registration begins at 9 a.m., and the 5k run is at 10 a.m. The one-mile walk begins at 11 a.m. Registration for the 5k is $35 and $20 for students. The one-mile walk is $15. For more updates, follow Second Life Tennessee on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @Secondlifetn.


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