Nearly 90 local residents spent a brisk Saturday morning running and walking Hinesville’s streets to increase breast-cancer awareness.
All proceeds from the Nov. 17 5K race, which was sponsored by the Hinesville Police Department, will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Crime Prevention and Senior Patrol Officer James Williams coordinated the event with a team of helpers.
“It was a great event and I think, with the handful of people who worked to help me put it together, they did an excellent job,” he said.
Williams isn’t certain how much money the race raised because donations still are rolling in.
However, he said the sum already has exceeded his expectations.
“For the first time doing it, it was a very good experience, and the turnout was overwhelming with people coming out for breast-cancer awareness. It shows how much support we have,” he said.
The 92nd Engineer Battalion was the first-place run group, while the Liberty County Health Department was the first-place walk group, Williams said.
HPD plans to host another 5K soon.
“It was a total blessing for that many people coming out,” he said,
“and we do look forward to doing it again next year.”