Jo Anne Embleton
Jacksonville Daily Progress
The deadline for online registration for “Strides for Excellence,” the Bullard Education Foundation's 5k and Fun Run event, is midnight April 18.
The third annual event begins 9 a.m. April 20 at the local high school and features a traditional 5k run and a one mile walk/run that has fun obstacles for families to conquer, said organizers.
Participants can register online by midnight, April 18, at www.active.com, while the April 20 race day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the school.
Costs are $25 per individual in the 5k event; $18 for an individual in the one-mile event; $80 for a Super Family fee and $60 for a Family Fun fee. Non-participants may purchase a $15 spirit shirt showing their support of the event.
This year's 5k and Fun Run also will feature a number of different booths, as well as an opportunity to win a brand new Toyota Tundra pick-up donated by Classic Toyota of Tyler. Drawing tickets will be distributed as part of the registration fee, as well as sold individually.
Proceeds benefit Bullard schools.
The non-profit foundation was created five years ago and is funded completely by donations, with volunteers serving on the board.
It began awarding grants four years ago and has distributed $140,000 to date. During the current school year, 20 grants totaling $38,900 in grant money were distributed to teaching staff at the different BISD campuses.
For more information about the April 20 event, contact foundation president Darren Davis, 903-216-6586, or Tisha White at 903-360-6673. Or visit the foundation's website, www.bullardeducationfoundation.org, and click on the events tab.