Race to promote literacy on Oct. 16
“Let’s Get Literate 5k,” a charity race aimed at alleviating global literacy, will take place at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 at the intersection of Plains Road and Pencil Hill.
The event will donate all proceeds to The Literate Earth Project, a nonprofit that creates libraries in Uganda by empowering and employing local communities, offering support to sustain continued growth and partnering with local entities and educators. The project works to provide developing countries with books, libraries and literacy programs.
This family-friendly race gives athletes of all ages and abilities an opportunity to run a flat course (half Plains Road, half Wallkill Valley Rail Trail).
Registration is $20 prerace and $25 on the day of the race. Register online at http://www.the literateearthproject.org/ lep5k/ and visit “Let’s Get Literate 5k” event page on Facebook.