Friday is the deadline to register early for the 12th annual Run With the Knights 5k run/walk on Saturday, Feb. 25, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at King Elementary School in Van Buren.

Cost to enter the USA Track and Field certified race if $15 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.

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.

The event 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.

Bekaert is the platinum sponsor for this year’s Run With the Knights.

Gold sponsors are Nestle/Gerber, Arkansas Valley Electric, Center for Hearing and Lumber One.

Silver sponsors are Arvest Bank, Swaim Office Products, US Bank, Firefly Boutique and Gifts, Generations Bank, HSA Engineering, Myers-Beatty Engineering, Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and Crawford County Abstract.

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 jalmond@vbsd.us, Karen Wallace at (479) 208-1948 or karen.wallace@vbsd.us or Renee Risley at (479) 474-2661 or rrisley@vbsd.us.