St. Augustine, Fla. (March 1, 2018) – Runners and walkers alike are invited to participate in the 5th Annual 5K Run for Peace that begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 14 at the St. Augustine Pier, located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd.

The family-friendly event benefits the Betty Griffin Center – a nonprofit agency that provides emergency shelter and services for residents experiencing domestic or sexual abuse in St. Johns County.

Runners can sign up for the event at, or through the events section at Adult registration costs $25 plus a $2.50 sign-up fee through Feb. 28 – increasing to $30 after that date.

Also, new this year is the opportunity to participate as a virtual runner.

People who can’t participate but would still like to donate to the event can also sign up.

“This is among our biggest fundraisers of the year, so we hope runners and walkers will take part in our 5K to support a very good cause,” said Betty Griffin Center CEO Joyce Mahr. “Nearly 600 people participated last year, and we hope we’ll have even more community involvement this year.”

Companies or organizations that would like to sponsor the event can contact Nicole Pece at or call (904) 808-8544, extension 208.

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