A race at Faith Church is raising hope and approximately $40,000 for troubled women.
More than 300 people came out for the third annual Race for Hope 10K run/5K walk.
Registration was $25, but participants were challenged to raise additional donations. The money raised from today's race will help fund Faith's Vision of Hope ministry.
Since 2008, Vision of Hope has helped girls 14 to 28, who struggle with alcohol or drug abuse, unplanned pregnancies or self-harm.
Organizers say they hope to raise about $40,000 from Saturday's race.
"It's important because it helps us to keep the cost down for these ladies that we are serving here. We want it to be affordable for them," said Vision of Hope's executive director Mark Shaw. "We don't want to turn anyone away because of finances,"
In addition to the donations raised for Vision of Hope, Shaw says Faith Church hopes to raise $15,000 for Faith's Bible Seminary.