The ninth annual Stop the Trafficking 5K Walk/Run for Justice takes place at Purgatory Creek Park, 13001 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, on Saturday morning, June 11.
Billed as Eden Prairie’s largest 5K, events begin with the opening of an information fair at 8 a.m. There will be opening remarks at 8:10 a.m., with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Parking is available across Technology Drive in the SouthWest Metro Transit parking ramp.
According to a press release, the event brings the community together to create awareness of human trafficking. It is hosted by Grace Church, the City of Eden Prairie and the Eden Prairie Police Department, as well as the support of more than 20 business and church sponsors.
“Modern-day slavery touches all facets of society,” the press release stated. “We are coming together as a community to raise awareness and engage in the fight to end human trafficking.”
All proceeds from the race go to Minnesota-based organizations actively involved in human trafficking prevention or providing direct support to victims, along with one international organization. New this year: organizations benefitting from this event will have the opportunity to sell products made by survivors.
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