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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

5K to Fight Heroin Epidemic

2014 5k

The second annual NKYHatesHeroin.Com 5K Walk/Run will be held at Simon Kenton High School on Saturday, June 6. 

“This annual walk/run is just one way that NKYHatesHeroin.Com is able to provide support and aid to those in our communities who are affected by addiction and for us to continue to partner with our communities through awareness, resources and education for prevention,” says Chris Stegner, NKYHatesHeroin.Com board chair.

The race begins and ends at the high school.  Preregistration costs $25 and done until 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. Preregistration  includes a shirt and can be done at Packet pickup will take place on June 4 from 1-8 p.m. and June 5 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 828 Heights Blvd., Florence. Registration will be accepted at pickup, which will include a T-shirt while supplies last. Race-day registration costs $30 is from 6:15 a.m.-8:20 a.m. at Simon Kenton and includes a T-shirt while supplies last.

People are encouraged to bring pictures of loved ones who have been lost to addiction to be displayed on the Memorial Wall. Awards will be given for first, second and third places for both male and female runners and walkers. Refreshments will be provided.

Over 1600 people participated in last year's event. Visit for more information on the fight against heroin or additional race details.
2014 NKYHatesHeroin.Com 5K

NKYHatesHeroin.Com was founded by a family who lost a loved one to an accidental heroin overdose. Nicholas Specht had been clean for several months, was doing well and fighting the urge to use every minute of every day. He was a good man with a great heart. But after a really hard day, Nicholas couldn’t fight the urge any longer and they lost him on Aug. 8, 2013.  Even though this family lost Nicholas, you don’t have to lose your loved ones and we don’t have to lose the fight against heroin. This family wants to help you any way they can.

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