It’s not too late to become a modern abolitionist. The annual Operation Underground Railroad 5K is tonight, Friday, July 14th, starting at UBATC at 9:00pm. The program supports OUR which was founded by Utah’s Timothy Ballard 3 years ago. Ballard quit Homeland Security forming a team to perform operations to rescue as many children from child sex trafficking as possible. Those raising money through fundraisers like this 5K help fund the operations that are literally saving children from unimaginable horror. Raising money is an important way to help, shares race founder and organizer Jill Boyd. “You think it takes a lot,” says Jill, “but then you think about what those kids are going through and then you realize we can run and walk [for this cause].” Sex trafficking is a $15.5 billion dollar industry, trailing only behind the drug and arms industry in the world. The goal this year is to raise $2000 dollars which is enough to rescue one child. Anything raised beyond that will go towards the rescue of another child. All are encouraged to come support, bring family and friends, and walk, run or crawl for this great cause. There will be a $100 dollar gift certificate for shoes at Basin Sports for the fastest male and fastest female runners. The top 3 in each gender will medal. Visit www.vernalOUR5k.com for more information.