A Bucks County race, honoring a local runner, will host its first event this weekend in an effort to raise awareness of sexual assault.
The Christine Englehardt Memorial 5k to End Sexual Assault will be held in Newtown Township this Sunday. The run honors the legacy of its namesake, a graduate of Council Rock North High School who had a love for running.
In the summer of 2021, she was drugged and sexually assaulted while vacationing in Florida; she passed away as a result.
“Through the Christine Englehardt Memorial 5K Race to End Sexual Assault, we hope to celebrate and honor Christine’s life, provide support to her family, empower other victims who are affected by sexual abuse, violence and trauma, and most importantly, eliminate future tragedies,” the organization said on the Christine Englehardt Memorial 5k to End Sexual Assault event’s official website.
The race will begin at the Newtown high school’s track and go through Tyler State Park, an area that Englehardt herself loved to run through.
To learn more or register to participate in the event, visit the Christine Englehardt Memorial 5k to End Sexual Assault event’s official website.