Real Freedom 5K to support human trafficking victims
By Rapids City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Started in 2013, the Real Freedom 5K Run/Walk began to spread awareness and help support victims of human trafficking, through a partnership among local churches and businesses.
Though public perception may view human trafficking as an issue far removed from the central Wisconsin area, race coordinator Michelle Christensen explains the reality is the problem is statewide.
“FBI statistics report every county in Wisconsin has open and active cases of human trafficking, and I have heard several local speakers and law enforcement in both Wisconsin Rapids and surrounding areas reference that statistic,” said Christensen in a 2018 interview.
The 5K will take place Aug.10 at Necedah’s Lions Park. To guarantee a race t-shirt, participants must register by July 1.