SATURDAY: 5K, Fun Run to benefit injured first responders

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DECATUR, Ala. –  Come one, come all. A Saturday run at Point Mallard Park will benefit the men and women who respond to emergency calls.

It’s the 7th annual Brothers for Life Benefit 5K and one-mile fun run; kicking off at eight Saturday morning.

Registration gets you a shirt, and the appreciation of police officers, firefighters, and EMTs who lean on Brothers for Life in their greatest time of need.

“When emergency responders need help, they have no one to call on but the public,” said Lt. Brandon Strickland of Decatur Fire and Rescue. “We’re here for them. We try to be there, always, for whatever need arises in the community. We’re just asking for the community’s support in return.”

Lt. Strickland says the 5K is one of their largest fundraisers, and most fun, with hundreds of people attending in years past.

You can still register Friday at the Point Mallard tennis complex between 5-9 p.m. You can also register the morning of the race, Saturday August 12, starting at 6 a.m. at the T.C. Almon Recreation Center, two hours before the race starts.