5K for drug addiction relief coming to Burlington County Fairgrounds

Assemblywoman Stanfield and Assemblyman Peters co-hosting charity

run with A.F.A.R. Foundation

SPRINGFIELD – Residents from all over will be racing and walking for a good cause on Sunday, Sept. 12, as the Burlington County Fairgrounds will be host to a 5k Run and 1-mile Fun Walk for drug addiction recovery.

“Next Sunday is going to be a great morning. Members of the community will be out in full force to show their strength in fighting back against the drug epidemic that is hurting so many families,” said Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield. “I can’t wait to get out there.”

The race is conducted in partnership with Stanfield, Assemblyman Ryan Peters and nonprofit A.F.A.R. Things will get kicked off at 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Springfield. Interested participants can sign up at All proceeds will go to A.F.A.R. - a nonprofit that provides family-centric recovery homes for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.

“They helped me, and still help me, get my life on track. Staying with A.F.A.R. gave me the opportunity to be able to have somewhere to live that was affordable. They’re not based on trying to make money off of you. They actually care about people’s recovery,” said Franklin Harper, a former resident of one of A.F.A.R.’s recovery houses.

The race organizers are still looking for participants and donations to reach their goal. A.F.A.R operates small, community-oriented houses throughout Burlington County that charge low, operational costs. All money raised from the race will go directly towards its mission of helping people beat their addiction.

“We all know someone who is suffering or has suffered from drug addiction. The insidious nature of the addiction crisis spreads far and wide. Please help us raise money for a great nonprofit that has literally saved lives,” Peters said.

Please call or email the office of Stanfield and Peters with any questions about the race at 609-667-7360 or and