Hundreds of runners and walkers took some time out of their Labor Day to benefit area children who have been sexually or physically abused.
The Safe Harbor Run-Walk is developed to raise money for Safe Harbor of Dane County, a child advocacy center which works with abused children.
Participants choose between a 10K run or a 5K run-walk and a Tot Trot for kids eight and younger. Organizers say they are happy people take time out of their day to help kids in the community. Rachel Kissko Newcomb from Safe Harbor says, "Safe Harbor fills a need in the community that nobody else does, and so its wonderful that people in the community are helping us out, too."
Organizers say more than 300 runners and walkers participated, along with 75 trotting children. Safe Harbor hopes to raise about 15,000 dollars from the run-walk.