LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The Coulee Council on Addictions held its first-ever Homerun Fun Run/Walk at Copeland Park Saturday.
The 5K race took participants across the Black River, through French Island and ending at home plate, so runners got the chance to get in a home-run at the Lumber-yard. The event is open to the public, but organizers hope it specifically helps recovering addicts.
"Running is an activity or an outlet for individuals in recovery," said Rita Von Haden, a prevention educator at Coulee Council on Addictions. "It's kind of a stress reliever. It's something else to do."
Funds raised by the event will go toward prevention education and addiction recovery.
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