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Boro Briefs: Ready, Set, Glow 5K Saturday at RAC Pavilion

Also, conference aims to help sexual assault survivors


April 22, 2014

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    The Georgia Southern Sport and Exercise Psychology Club will present the second Ready, Set, Glow 5K race on Friday, April 25.  
    As the name suggests, the race is glow-themed. All runners will receive glow bracelets, and the batons for the three-member relay teams are glow sticks. The race T-shirts also glow in the dark, and a DJ will spin tunes along with lights and a variety of glowing decorations.
    The race will begin at 8 p.m. at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activity Center Pavilion and will be relay style, so each team must have three members to compete. There will also be a Kids’ Fun Run at the start of the event.
    Proceeds from the event will benefit the Miracle League of Statesboro and the Sport and Exercise Psychology Club at GSU. The goal of the Miracle League is to construct baseball fields tailored to the specific needs of individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. These facilities include modified equipment tailored to allow those with disabilities to participate fully in the sport of baseball.
    Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff and Statesboro community members of all ages are encouraged to participate. Registration will be available on-site during packet pickup from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 25 at the RAC Pavilion. The cost of the 5K is $45 per team of three runners, and the Kids’ Fun Run is $10. Only cash and checks will be accepted. Those wishing to donate to the Miracle League of Statesboro may email Sara Rothberger, race coordinator, at sepatgsu@gmail.com.
    To pre-register or for more information, visit sepreadysetglow5k.eventbrite.com.

Conference aims to help sexual assault survivors
    The Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center will host its fourth annual Sexual Assault Survivors Conference at the Quality Inn & Suites in Statesboro on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
    The vision of the SAS Conference is to provide a one-day experience for all survivors and advocates of sexual violence that will change the way they see themselves as well as introduce principles of well-being, strength and healing that will go with them beyond the conference. The conference will provide survivors of sexual assault with healthy avenues of coping and an open place for expressions of hope and endurance and will provide families and friends with the education and understanding to help along the way.
    Programs will be presented by doctors, faculty, psychologists and practitioners with years of experience. Topics include self-love, relaxation and healing, finding joy, self-defense, body image/self-esteem and more.
    Registration is currently open and available to sexual assault victims and survivors and their families from around the state. Many of the sessions have capacity limits and will fill up quickly. Participants can register by emailing srsac@frontiernet.net or by calling 912.489.6060.
    Registration is $30 and includes a tote bag, lunch and a snack. All registration fees and proceeds will go to assisting SRSAC.


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