On April 24, 2024

First annual Running for Prevention is off the blocks

Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m.—RUTLAND—The Rutland County Parent Child Center (RCPCC) announces its inaugural Running For Prevention 5K Walk and Fun Run held at Georgetti Park, Oak St Ext, Rutland.

Recent survey data reveals that 94% of parents receiving support through parent child centers across the state reported feeling stronger and more confident in their parenting roles. Parent Child Centers, established nearly 30 years ago, remain at the forefront of prevention efforts with vulnerable families. PCC prevention programs and services are dedicated to building protective factors within families, enhancing overall well-being, fortifying a child’s environment, and decreasing the likelihood of abuse and neglect. All of RCPCC’s programs are anchored in the Strengthening Families Framework, which emphasizes five Protective Factors: Parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in tmes of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children. These five protective factors, fundamental to Strengthening Families, significantly contribute to positive outcomes for young children and their families, while concurrently reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect.

The race will begin at 11 a.m., with check-in starting at 9:30 a.m. There will be plenty of fun  for everyone from of fire trucks, food trucks, bounce houses, community resources and more.

Kids 12 and under run free. Registration check-in starts at 9:30 a.m. and is $30 per person for ages 13 and up.

To register online, visit: tinyurl.com/4vpkkvv5. For more information, Visit: rcpcc.org.


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