no excuse for abuse 5k

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Our Annual No Excuse for Abuse 5K is our agency's biggest fundraiser. Each year we host this event to invite runners, walkers, and members of our community to come together to show that there really is No Excuse for Abuse!

Our race begins and ends at the McDowell County Courthouse and takes participants through beautiful downtown Marion. The course is completely paved, which means that baby strollers are welcome! As a part of their registration fee, participants receive a Race Packet, filled with coupons, samples, and items from local businesses, a Race T-Shirt, as well as professional timing services provided by Finish Line Pros. After the race, cold water, fresh fruit, and cookies are provided for participants to enjoy.

Participants also have a chance to win prizes from our random drawing as well as medals that recognize the top three participants in several age categories. We also have prizes for the top three males and females overall!

Race Updates

Our 2018 No Excuse for Abuse 5K will be held on May 12th!

Registration will be held between 7:30 - 8:30am on the McDowell County Courthouse Lawn, where the race will begin and end.

Pre-registered runners will be able to pick up their runner packets and race bibs during registration or on pre-registration pick up day. Don't forget about our school team run option! 

Early Registration for the event usually ends around April 15th!

Professional Timing Services: Finish Line Pros

Check out our Facebook event page! 

Contact us to receive a registration packet in the mail.