The Edmond Sun

Local News

July 2, 2012

Run to benefit Hugs Project

EDMOND — The second annual Blazing Sun Freedom Run will be  Saturday at Stars and Stripes Park on Lake Hefner. A 5K and 10K Walk/Run will begin at 7:30 a.m. as well as a special 1K kids run with a military “Hero” dressed in full camouflage carrying a weighted backpack.

The Hugs Project will benefit from the proceeds of the run. Executive director of The Hugs Project Karen Stark coordinated the run to supplement the funding needed for sending support packages over to military serving in the Middle East.

The Hugs Project began 11 years ago and is based out of Crossroads Mall in Oklahoma City. The group sends troops care packages including cooling devices. For more information, go to www.thehugsproject.com/. To sign up, go to www.EarlySignUP.com/blazingsun.

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