Lynchburg, VA - If you need a little motivation to get out and exercise this week -- how about a race that sheds light on slavery?
Two-thousand people will hit the pavement this Saturday, October 20 for the Run for the Lives.
There are several different races taking off from Heritage High School to bring awareness to the injustice of human trafficking and slavery around the world.
Organizer Mike Zealand said each runner has a special purpose.
"It's not just coming to do a great race and being out and getting physically fit but it's actually representing a women or child caught up in sexual slavery," Zealand said. " So they'll write the name or a woman or child on their arm and while they are out there they are walking for their freedom."
Runners in 20 different locations outside of Lynchburg will also be running on the same day as the Lynchburg race to further shed light on this huge, international issue.
Learn more about the race and register on the event's website.