The 10th annual Run With the Knights 5k run/walk will be Saturday, March 7, 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.

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.

Four gold sponsors and several silver sponsors will help make possible Run With the Knights.

Gold sponsors are Nestle/Gerber, Arkansas Valley Electric and Arkansas Federal Credit Union.

Silver sponsors are US Bank, MAHG Architects, Swaim Office Products, First Bank, HSA Engineering, Myers-Beaty Engineering, Summit Medical Center, Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and Cedarville Automotive.

Entry fee is now $25 for the USA Track and Field certified 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, Karen Wallace at (479) 208-1948 or or Renee Risley at (479) 474-2661 or