The 13th annual Run With the Knights 5k run/walk will be Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at King Elementary School in Van Buren.
Run With the Knights enables King fourth graders to go to fourth grade C.A.M.P. (Children Achieving Maximum Potential). The camp is used to teach outside of the classroom and to provide the students with unique outdoor experiences.
The camp is provided at no cost to all King fourth graders. Run With the Knights has allowed more than 400 King students to experience the educational outdoor camp.
About $5,000 is needed to provide food, all activities and camp rental for the students, their teachers and camp chaperones.
Patrick Bryson, a 16-year-old student at Van Buren, was the winner of last year’s Run With the Knights. Bryson completed the route through downtown Van Buren in a time of 19:58.61. Fourteen-year-old Henry Sicka was second in the men’s division with a time of 20:10.55 while Clarke Henson was third with a time of 20:22.04.
Julia Clark, 16, won the women’s division with a time of 20:35.78. Madi Chitwood was second with a time of 22:58.726 while Daisy Conner was third with a time of 22.:58.81.
Run With the Knights begins at King School, 411 N. 20th St. Van Buren police officers will block streets as runners and walkers make their way through historic downtown along Main Street and past the Crawford County Courthouse before returning to the school.
Entry fee is $15 for the USA Track and Field certified race by Feb. 17. Cost is $25 after and the day of race. Students 18 and under are charged $10.
Children 8 and under can participate in the Fun Run free of charge. The entry fee includes a T-shirt for the first 200 entries.
Age divisions, male and female, are 8 and under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus.
Additional parking is available at Blakemore Field.
For more information, contact Jennifer Almond at (479) 474-2661 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen Wallace at (479) 208-1948 or email@example.com or Renee Risley at (479) 474-2661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.