Race in Canfield supports local sexual assault response team

Over 600 runners participated in the UV Splash 5K at the Canfield Fairgrounds

The race raises money for the local sexual assault response team.

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The first ever UV Splash 5K, complete with glow sticks and other light-up items, attracted runners to the Canfield Fairgrounds on Saturday.

The race aims to “shine a light” on sexual violence. Entry fees raise money to support the local sexual assault response team that includes agencies all over the Valley.

“Just being able to provide care packages back to the victims, as well as raising awareness and education in the community, and then providing training to first responders that deal with sexual assault firsthand,” said Shayna Glista of Mercy Health.

The course at the Fairgrounds was packed with over 600 participants.

They were met with a color-dye powder explosion at the finish line.

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