Ashburn, VA (August 21, 2015) – Seven elementary schools have organized Kids Connect 5K Fun Run & Festival, taking place on Saturday, October 17, at 8:30am at the campus of Rock Ridge High School.
The event is sponsored by the PTO/PTA’s of seven Loudoun County schools and will raise funds for social enrichment programs at the seven participating schools.
The participating schools include: Rosa Lee Carter Elementary, Cedar Lane Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Moorefield Elementary, Countryside Elementary, Hillside Elementary and Sycolin Creek Elementary, who have joined together to plan this event.
Kids Connect 5K encourages families and students to let their hero out with its Superhero 5K and 1K Mini Mile Obstacle Course. The Superhero 5K Fun Run will start 8:30am, and the 1K Obstacle Course will begin at 8:45am. A family festival with games and attractions will follow at9:00am, with games and interactive activities throughout the morning. Participants are encouraged to sport their favorite superhero costume for the event.
Early registration for the 5K Fun Run and 1K Obstacle Course lasts until Friday, September 18. The early registration cost is $20 for the Superhero 5K and the 1K Mini Mile Obstacle Course. Race t-shirts are included in early registration, and the 1K Mini Mile Obstacle Course also includes 10 festival tickets for attractions after the race. Online late registration will be open until October 8, where prices increase to $25 per event. To register, visithttp://kidsconnect2015.
Inspired by Disabilities Awareness month, Kids Connect 5K will raise funds for the nonprofit, Developmental Connections, to support children with social learning challenges, provide an engaging social skills curriculum for all students, and train teachers and staff. This combination creates supportive and tolerant communities and gives students the tools they need to navigate the social nuances of the 21st century.
Groups and businesses interested in sponsoring or volunteering for the event should contact Gina Apperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.