Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation jailbreak run takes off Sept. 7

If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it’s like to run from the law but without the dire consequences, be sure to check out a heart-pounding event from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation.

The Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run will test even the best of athletes as participants take off on Saturday, Sept. 7. The race totals 3.1 miles and features obstacles of all difficulties as well as CrossFit-style exercises. The course will be laid out at 521 Gibson Road.

Two-person teams will compete in the jailbreak run starting at 8 a.m. Participants can register with a partner or sign up as a single runner to be paired up later.

All proceeds will be used to provide Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies and administrators with the equipment, training and resources they need to keep local residents safe.

“The funds raised from this event will enable the Foundation to continue its efforts in assisting others in our department without using budgetary funds,” said Karen Gabert, LCSD victim’s advocate.

The foundation meets monthly to determine where the greatest needs are and to review requests forms filled out by departments such as the K-9 Unit, Major Crimes and Victims’ Assistance. As a 501(c) 3 organization, it has been able to help the LCSD purchase much-need items ranging from new bulletproof vests to the latest weapons to proper footwear for officers.

Packet pickup for the Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run will start at 6:15 a.m. on September 7 along with late registration.

Fees are $50 for a 2-person team and $30 for single entry before Sept. 5; the fees increase to $65 (2-person) and $35 (single entry) on Sept. 5 through race day.

Click here to register online. Call 785-8230 for directions to the race site or 799-4786.