SUPER HERO: Adults and children alike will be on hand to take part in the 10th-annual Run with Courage race hosted by Judi’s Place for Kids. The race is set for April 8.
Medical Leader | Photo by TEDDY PAYNTER

Judi’s Place gearing up for annual race

Abigail Gibson

PIKEVILLE — Judi’s Place for Kids has become a “safe haven” for sexually abused children throughout eastern Kentucky, by providing specialized services, including interviews, medical care, and mental health services.


For the past 10 years, the organization has fought to put an end to child abuse with the strong backing of the community.


Judi’s Place for Kids provides care to more than 250 children per year serving a five-county area – Pike, Floyd, Letcher, Martin and Johnson. Proceeds from this event help provide special services and their families with proper care at no cost.


Judi’s Place for Kids is gearing up for their 10th annual Run with Courage 5K run and one-mile walk.


The event will take place on Saturday, April 8, at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center Main Street Plaza. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., followed by the race at 9 a.m.


The race was created to celebrate children in our community while building a strong commitment to fight back against abuse.


Race participants are encouraged to wear superhero costumes as a way to show support.


The event’s theme, “Run with Courage,” was designed to bring awareness to the courage it takes for children of abuse to come forward.


In addition to the 5K run and 1-mile walk, a kids’ run will follow both events. A costume contest and live entertainment will also take place before the awards ceremony.


For more information, call 606-437-7447, or email