NORTHERN KENTUCKY (FOX19) - By: Katharine Wiley
The City of Independence and St. Elizabeth Medical Center on Saturday are hosting the NKY Hates Heroin 5K Run and Walk at 8:30 a.m.
A brief memorial for those lost to heroin will be held at 8 a.m. prior to the 5K, which begins at Simon Kenton High School.
The 5K will bring awareness to the growing heroin epidemic in Northern Kentucky as well as raise funds to help with prevention, education and recovery. Participants with loved ones lost to heroin are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one to share.
Approximately 1,200 people have registered already and 200-300 are expected to register at the door. Same-day registration is $30 and begins at 7 a.m. A t-shirt is included with registration while supplies last.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners and walkers. Light breakfast and refreshments will be available after the race.