PRESTONSBURG – May is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. The Big Sandy Council on Elder Maltreatment sponsored its first-ever Elder Abuse Awareness 5K Run/Walk in Prestonsburg on May 30, with the assistance of race director Brent Graden. The 5k drew approximately 120 participants. Trophies were awarded to the top 3 male and female runners. Sponsors for the event included Harper OB/GYN, Appalachian Wireless, EKY Racers, Pillersdorf, Derossett & Lane, Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Highlands Regional Behavioral Health Care, Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, AppalRed Legal Aid, Mountain Manor of Paintsville and Hamilton Enterprises.
Runners from across Eastern Kentucky competed in the Elder Abuse Awareness 5k Run/Walk in Prestonsburg.
Several veteran runners prevailed in the recent race.