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5K honors memory of Raleigh teen

Posted January 5, 2012

An annual 5K planned for Saturday will honor the memory of a Wakefield High School student killed five years ago in a drunk driving accident. 

Sadiki Young, 18, was riding in a car that wrecked off of Wakefield Plantation Drive and tumbled down an embankment in January 2007. The teen driver was charged with involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving.

The Christ Episcopal Church Youth, in which Young was a member, began holding the run a year after his death. 

The Run for Young 5K's goal is to help raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. Proceeds go to the Wakefield High School's Just Think First Program and the Christ Church Youth Ministry Endowment Fund.

"The awareness that the run brings to our community is vast. Even for those who did not know Sadiki personally, the Run for Young is a constant reminder to make positive and smart decisions," organizers say on the run's official website.

For the competitive 5K, students can register for $25. For everyone else, it is $30. Registration for the recreational run is $20 for students and $25 for non-students. You can register online.

The run kicks off at 10 a.m. It starts and ends at Christ Church, 120 Edenton St. 


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