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CASA’s 5K Foot Pursuit teams up with ISP for the second year

| May 30, 2020 1:00 AM

Do you have what it takes to outrun a state trooper?

The ISP 5K Foot Pursuit, set for June 13 at McEuen Park, is an event to highlight the partnership between CASA and law enforcement.

“The event will educate our community on the state’s police efforts to interdict drugs coming into North Idaho,” said Capt. John Kempf, “while promoting CASA’s work to advocate for the children who suffer from the effects of drug use in their families.”

The goal of the event is to raise funds to support CASA’s work to advocate for children of abuse and neglect. CASA holds three fundraisers per year.

“We are excited to add a running event into our fundraising calendar,” said Kristin Ludwig, director of development. “Events like this engage the community and help us educate participants on the importance of CASA and the essential work our Advocates do for child victims.”

An ISP squad car will be present for a siren start at 9 a.m. for the Foot Pursuit category and Fun Run. Winners of this category will receive medals if they are able to run faster than a trooper. The Family Walk will have a rolling start beginning at 9:20 a.m. with a loop around the park.

There will be games and prizes at the finish line, as well as a coffee bar.

Registration at NorthIdahoCASA.org or join us on our event page on Facebook. Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. at McEuen Park.