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Woman runs through Las Vegas area on US tour to support at-risk youth

Posted at 9:26 AM, Aug 03, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Forget a 5K, one woman is challenging herself to run 1K.

1,000 miles, that is.

Rose McCarty was in the Las Vegas area over the weekend for RunRoseRun, a city tour across the U.S. to raise support, donations, and awareness for at-risk youth.

McCarty says she plans to visit 15 cities and run an average 100 miles per week for a total of 1,000 miles over the course of two months.

All donations raised will go to Covenant House and Good Sports, she says, two organizations that focus on at-risk youth and were forced to cancel 2020 fundraising events due to COVID-19.

So far, McCarty has clocked more than 350 miles.

She started in San Antonio and now she's leaving Las Vegas for San Diego to run along the coast.

To make a donation or learn more visit RunRoseRun.com.