3rd An­nual CAYA 5K set for Sept. 22 in Rix­eyville

Rappahannock News - - EVENTS -

When Moira Sa­tre lost her 31-year-old son, Bobby, to a heroin over­dose in April 2015, she de­cided to be part of the fight against sub­stance abuse. Since then a new coali­tion called CAYA, Come As You Are, has been work­ing within the com­mu­nity to pro­vide sup­port and treat­ment op­tions to those strug­gling with ad­dic­tion as well as to cre­ate greater aware­ness through ed­u­ca­tion and pre­ven­tion pro­grams.

Drug ad­dic­tion is the third lead­ing cause of death in Amer­ica. In­deed, it has been iden­ti­fied as a na­tional epi­demic. Stag­ing the 3rd an­nual 5K run on Satur­day, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m. con­tin­ues the ef­fort to raise funds to achieve CAYA’s goals.

In 2017 over 200 run­ners reg­is­tered for the event; monies raised through fees and spon­sor­ships far ex­ceeded goals set. Funds raised in 2018 will con­tinue to sup­port ex­ist­ing pro­grams. The event will take place again at Ver­dun Ad­ven­ture Bound on Route 229 in Rix­eyville.

On­line ad­vance regis­tra­tion at www. cay­a­coali­tion.org or by mail to P.O. Box 3457, War­ren­ton, Va., 20188 is $25 and ex­tends through Septem­ber 13th; regis­tra­tion the day of the race (7:30- 8:45 a.m.) is $30. Tee shirts are guar­an­teed only to those who pre­reg­is­ter.

Awards will be given to the top over­all male and fe­male run­ners as well as to the top two male and fe­male run­ners in each 5 year age cat­e­gory.

CAYA, Come As You Are, is a sub­stance abuse sup­port and pre­ven­tion non-profit. To learn more about the or­ga­ni­za­tion, visit www.cay­a­coali­tion.org; like them on Face­book; or fol­low them on Twit­ter In­sta­gram.

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