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Runners will have the chance to lace up their shoes and help establish a homeless shelter in Statesboro.
The 2nd annual Chokolate Run 5k and Fun Run on Feb. 22 in downtown Statesboro will benefit the Open Hearts Community Mission. More than 500 of the 800 runners who registered actually braved rain and cold last year to raise $20,000 to help launch the establishment of a shelter.
"Last year, the race helped buy the property for the shelter," explained race coordinator Jennifer Douglas. "The ground breaking has already happened and this race is to help build the walls."
Douglas and other members of the Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Leadership Bulloch helped found the race. Douglas said the issue of homelessness in Bulloch County would shock many residents.
"It is larger than anyone would think in our community," she said.
For information about registering or sponsoring the race, visit www.thesweetestrace.com
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