The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation will host its Race for the Future 5K Run/Walk, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 12 at Lee’s Summit West High School, 2600 S.W. Ward Road.
The event is recognized throughout the metro-area as one of the Midwest’s premier run/walk events with more than 1,100 people participating in 2012.
The 17th annual Race for the Future is a fund-raiser for the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation Inc. and the Carrie Foresee Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The 5K race includes hundreds of dollars in prizes. Packet pick-up and late registration will be held from noon to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 11 at the R-7 School District’s Stansberry Leadership Center, 301 NE Tudor Road (on the northeast corner of the Lee’s Summit North High School campus). Free T-shirts will go to the first 800 5K entrants.
The Oct. 12 race morning schedule begins with late registration and packet pick-up from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the Lee’s Summit West High School activity complex. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. with the Kid’s Dash immediately following at approximately 8:45 a.m.
Race fee is $25 for entries postmarked by Oct. 7 and $30 for late registration. The Kid’s Dash is for children up to sixth grade, and the fee is $5. Children will run short distances on the track. Participants will be entertained by B.J. Productions live DJ throughout the race.
Supporters also have the opportunity to become Race for the Future “dream partners.” For a $25 donation to Race for the Future, “dream partner” supporters can receive their own commemorative race T-shirt, but can then “sleep in” on Oct. 12.
Additional Race for the Future information is available at http://www.lsedfoundation.com/?page=race_for_the_future.
Since the event began 17 years ago, Race for the Future has raised more than $265,605 for the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation and the Carrie Foresee Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Carrie Foresee Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Carrie Foresee, a former Lee’s Summit High School student. Carrie died Sept. 3, 1996, as the result of injuries suffered in a car accident. Funds from Race for the Future support scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors and help keep Carrie’s spirit alive.
For more information about volunteering, running or walking, call 816-986-1015 or register online at www.Enter2Run.com.