Inaugural "A Running Start 5K" raises $1000

Posted at 7:09 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 08:49:30-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The first ever A Running Start 5K stepped off in Lexington on Saturday.

The event raised money for The Hope Center, which helps area homeless individuals and addicts, and "A Running Start." That’s an organization that helps runners who come from difficult backgrounds.

"Running is just a positive outlet. It gets the stress out of me, gets the frustration out of me and it's just a good hobby,” said runner Bobby Holdgrove.

"Mostly be about recovery, fellowship and to be with friends, to meet people in a different kind of recovery setting. It all starts with God and I couldn't get back to that without the Hope Center and then programs like A Running Start as well," said runner Sherrod Shepard.

Organizers said the event was a success. LEX 18 was told that about $1,000 was raised for both charities.