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By Hannah Romero

Running to raise awareness, honor advocates


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Runners take off at the start of the annual Run with the Badges 5k/10k race Saturday morning. The event is hosted by YWCA of Sweetwater County in conjunction with local law enfocement agencies.

Over 150 Sweetwater County residents gathered at the bridge onto Expedition Island Saturday morning. Some wore athletic clothing, ready to run. Some had dogs on leashes. Some pushed strollers. Some were children riding bikes and scooters. Others were local law enforcement officers and their families.

At the signal the crowd took off, making their way across the two bridges on and off the island, along the Greenbelt, and back. Most ran or walked the length of a 5k, while some committed to a full 10k.

The race was hosted by YWCA of Sweetwater County and was the ninth annual Run with the Bad...

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