Laken Riley murder inspires runner’s safety event

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Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, the hospital on Prince Avenue in Athens, pulls together local law enforcement for a training course on runner’s safety for women. It comes in the aftermath of the February murder of Laken Riley, the Athens nursing student killed while running on the campus of the University of Georgia. The program starts at 2 o’clock Sunday.


Piedmont Athens Regional is partnering with local organizations to host a public safety event to discuss how runners and walkers can protect themselves when exercising in public spaces. The event is being held on Sunday, April 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Medical Services Building at Piedmont Athens Regional.

Attendees can participate in a panel discussion with local law enforcement, take a self-defense class, as well as learn about and purchase running and safety gear from local businesses. Refreshments will be provided.

We Run This Town is free to attend, but registration is encouraged at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4AAFAB29ABFC1-48380523-werunthis. For more information, please contact Piedmont Athens Regional Director of Community Relations Tammy Gilland at tammy.gilland@piedmont.org.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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