St. Augustine, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2019) – Runners and walkers alike are invited to participate in the 6th Annual 5K Run for Peace that begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 13 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 free emergency shelter and other support services for residents experiencing domestic or sexual abuse in St. Johns County.

“Nearly 600 people took part in the event last year, and we’re hoping that even more runners and walkers will take part in the 5K this year,” said Betty Griffin Center CEO Joyce Mahr.  “The run has become one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, offering residents a family-friendly and fun way to support our work to help survivors of domestic and sexual assault in our community.”

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

People can also participate as virtual runners, and those who can’t participate but would still like to donate to BGC may also do so as proceeds help provide life-saving services.

Current ‘Peace Level Event’ sponsors include Beaver Toyota and Jaguars Foundation.Sponsorships are still available by contacting Nicole Pece at or by calling (904) 808-8544, extension 208.