The Columbia Police Department is sponsoring a 5K run/walk tonight in downtown.
The Capital City Safe 5K Run/Walk is meant to promote Columbia as a safe place to work and live.
The 3.1 mile event starts at 7:45 p.m. at the 1700 block of Main Street. From there, it heads south toward the State House through the “candle-lit” University community and will end at the 1100 block of Hampton Street at the Columbia Museum of Art.
The race is sponsored by the Columbia Police Department, the Police Municipal Foundation, and Strictly Running.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the enhancement and growth of the department through training, community involvement, crime prevention and officer support.