Local runners 'dash' for a good cause

Runners of all ages were 'dashing' for a good cause.

The second annual 'Dash for Disabilities' was held Thursday night in partnership with A.T. Still University. Those that participated in the event could either help raise awareness for those with disabilities by participating in three different races. Those races consisted of a 5K road race, 2.5K walk or run, and the youngsters were able to get involved too, by running a kids race.

"Disability awareness is really important and this community really does a good job of coming together and I think it's important to put together an event like this every year just to remind everybody of disability awareness," said Christy Baughman, an organizer of the Dash for Disabilities.

The top three male and female finishers of both the 5K and the 2.5K races received medals. Race organizers are already looking forward to hosting the event again next year.