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Like a Boss 5K goes on in stride despite snow

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) -

Snow and 30° temperatures didn't stop runners and walkers from supporting a good cause.

More than 70 runners and walkers signed up for the Like a Boos 5K in Walnut Ridge Saturday morning.

The 5K was sponsored by the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Coalition of Lawrence County. The organization, also known as ATOD, helps educate teens on the negative impacts of drugs and alcohol.

The money raised from the 5K goes directly to funding educational materials for schools and training seminars for volunteers.

Ryan Cooper, Vice President of ATOD of Lawrence County, said education is the first step in helping teens stay on the right path.

“Right now, Arkansas is one of the top states for teen alcohol and drug use,” Cooper said. “Hopefully, if we can make the slightest bit difference it will be worth it. It's events like this that allow us to keep going.”

This was the second year the Like a Boss 5K took place in the snow.

Before the run, runners and walkers got warm by a fire. Runners said they were ok with braving the weather because it's all for a worthy cause.

ATOD of Lawrence County does plan to have the 3rd annual Like a Boss 5K next year, but they are hoping for some better weather.

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