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Thousands finish Chelsea's Run in Balboa Park

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Its been five years since Chelsea King was murdered by a convicted sex offender, but the San Diego community has not forgotten what happened.

Thousands of San Diegans turned out Saturday for the 5th annual Chelsea's Run at Balboa Park. Chelsea's parents awaited runners at the finish line with the goal of hugging every single person who finished. 

Chelsea King was taken from her parents five years ago when she was kidnapped and murdered by John Albert Gardner III, a convicted sex offender, while she was on a run . He is currently serving two life sentences after pleading guilty for the murders of 17-year-old Chelsea King and 14-year-old Amber Dubois.

All of the proceeds from the event benefit Chelsea's Light Foundation and a portion of the funds will also go to the Girl Scouts of San Diego.

Click here if you would like to donate to Chelsea's Light Foundation.
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