Run for education sprints into Heritage High School

Serious runners, power walkers and families will lace-up their sneakers and hit the pavement during the Run for Education on Sunday, Nov. 2. While the race is being held at Heritage High School, the event benefits all Blount County schools. The 5K and 1 mile fun walk directly benefits the schools of your choice through the efforts of the Blount County Education Foundation (BCEF).

“It’s now much easier to register,” says Kristy Altman, Run for Education race chair. “In the past we’ve relied on paper registration. While paper registration is still available, the BCEF has launched a website that includes online registration for the race. Secure payment is handled through PayPal™ so you don’t have to worry about writing checks or sending cash.” Online registration and payment details can be found at www.blountcountyeducationfoundation.org. Eight dollars out of each entry fee is provided to any school designated.

Printed forms are available at all Blount County Schools, the Central Office, Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks & Recreation office and the Blount Memorial Wellness Center. Late registration for the race begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Heritage High School’s football stadium. The race begins at 2:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will be held at 3:45 p.m.

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