Run Ed Run to be held on Oct. 6
Runners of all ages will have a chance to get a workout in and also help raise funds for local schools on Oct. 6 when the Douglas County Education Foundation hosts its fifth annual Run Ed Run 5K, 10K and half-marathon.
All races will start and finish at Douglas High School’s Big George Sports Complex, with proceeds going to Douglas County schools and to the DCEF Teacher of the Year program.
The half-marathon run begins at 8 a.m. from Douglas High School through the Park Cattle Ranch, along Muller Lane to Foothill Road and back to the finish line on the track.
The 5K/10K races begin at 9 a.m. and the children’s fun run at 11:15 a.m. after the awards presentation.
The Douglas High School JROTC will present a color guard for the playing of the Star Spangled Banner before the start of each race.
The entry fee is now $50 for the half-marathon, $30 for 5K/10K adult entries and $15 for youth 5K/10K entries. The cost to enter the children’s fun run is $10. Registration is accepted by mail, online and at CV Sports.
Prizes will be distributed to the top three male and female finishers that include ski tickets donated by Heavenly Mountain Resort.
An addition to this year’s event is a corporate/community team competition, according to Jill Alley, event spokesperson and DCEF trustee. Trophies made by Douglas High School welding students will be presented to the top finishers in the business divisions.
“This has been successful and it grows every year,” Alley said.
Douglas High School’s Psychology Club is also promoting a team competition will be held among schools, including $1,000 for the elementary and middle school that displays the most spirit at the event. The high school club that shows the most spirit will also receive $500.
Trader Joe’s is providing food, beverages and goodie bags, Alley said.
Visit the event’s website douglascountyeducationfoundation.org to register or to obtain more information.