Running with scissors is generally considered a risky endeavor, but one group of Utah residents says running with a gun isn’t.
Organizers of the “Run 4 Guns” planned for this fall in Spanish Fork, Utah, are touting the event as the nation’s first open carry run.
The group is inviting runners to bring not only their tennis shoes and water bottles, but their gun holsters, as well.
Organizer Macgregor Whiting of Mapleton said the September 5K race, which was first reported by Salt Lake City Weekly, aims to celebrate Second Amendment rights and show that gun owners are responsible, normal people. In addition to the 3.1 mile race, they’ll have a half-mile “armed dash.”
Proceeds from the event will go toward victims of gun violence, Whiting said.