Early registration for the 13th annual Run With the Knights is Friday, Feb. 17.

Entry fee is $20 for the 5k run/walk scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at King Elementary School in Van Buren.

Cost is $25 after Feb. 17 and the day of race. Students 18 and under are charged $10. Children 8 and under can participate in a 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.

Bekaert Steel Wire Corp. is the presenting sponsor for the Run With the Knights. Gold sponsors are Arkansas Valley Electric, Center for Hearing, Firefly Boutique and Gifts and Lumber One.

Silver sponsors are Nestle/Gerber, Arvest Bank, Swaim Office Products, US Bank, Generations Bank, Grubs Bar and Grill, Myers-Beatty Engineering, Citizens Bank & Trust and Crawford County Abstract.

“A special thanks goes to Ronnie Screen Printing and Fast Lane Graphics,” said race organizer Karen Wallace.

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.

Jaymax Race Time Services will provide chip timing for Run With the Knights. A Fort Smith, family run business, Jaymax provides complete race timing solutions via the latest in timing technology and software. Jaymax times races from 5ks to marathons.

For more information, contact Karen Wallace at karen.wallace@vbsd.us.