Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren is seeking both runners and walkers for the organization’s fifth annual Life’s an Uphill Run scheduled for Saturday.

Bekaert Corp. will be the presenting sponsor.

The event, which includes a chip-timed 5K race by Jaymax Race Timing Services and one-mile fun run/walk, is open to runners and walkers of all ages.

The popular 5K race will begin and end at the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren, located within the city park. The 5K will track through the various elevations of the park and surrounding area. The one-mile fun run/walk will take participants along the perimeter of Lake Cap Bedell, located next to the club.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each age division of the 5K event. All participants will receive a dri-fit event T-shirt. Check-in and registration will begin that day at 7 a.m., with the race to follow at 8 a.m.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren, which serves more than 1,300 members through its after school, summer and sports programs. The club also provides nutritious meals each weekday to participants.

Registration is now open online at the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren’s website, Advanced registration is $20. Race-day registration will be $25.

Individuals also may complete a paper registration form and return to the club.

For more information, call the BGCVB at (479) 474-9401 or visit