Popular event raises money for LS Educational Foundation, Carrie Foresee Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation will host its popular Race for the Future 5K Run/Walk, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 14 at Lee’s Summit West High School, 2600 S.W. Ward Road. The event is recognized throughout the metro-area as one of the Midwest’s premier run/walk events with more than 1,000 people participating in 2016. The 21st annual Race for the Future is a fund-raiser for the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation Inc. and the Carrie Foresee Memorial Scholarship Fund. Over the last few years, the Foundation has awarded more than $3 million to Lee’s Summit R-7 students and schools via PEAK Grants, classroom technology, school programs, student assistance and scholarships to graduating seniors.
The 5K race includes hundreds of dollars in prizes. Packet pick-up and late registration will be held from noon to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13 at the R-7 School District’s Stansberry Leadership Center, 301 NE Tudor Road (on the northeast corner of the Lee’s Summit North High School campus). Free T-shirts will go to the first 850 5K entrants.
The Oct. 14 race morning schedule begins with late registration and packet pick-up from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the Lee’s Summit West High School activity complex concession stand. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. with the Kids Dash immediately following on the track at approximately 8:45 a.m.
Race fee is $25 for entries postmarked by Sept. 3, $30 by Sept. 18, $35 by Sept. 29, $38 by Oct. 13 and $40 on race day. The Kids Dash is for children up to sixth grade, and the fee is $5. Children will run short distances on the track.
Supporters who cannot attend the Race have the opportunity to become Race for the Future Dream Partners. Dream Partner supporters can receive their own commemorative race t-shirt, but can then “sleep in” on Oct. 14. Dream Partner fee is $25 for entries postmarked by Sept. 3, $30 by Sept. 18, $35 by Sept. 29 and $38 by Oct. 13.
Additional Race for the Future information is available at https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/LeesSummit/RaceForTheFuture.
Since the event began 20 years ago, Race for the Future has raised more than $422,000 for the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation and the Carrie Foresee Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation is a non-profit, 501c3 organization established in 1993 to raise and manage resources in order to expand and initiate educational opportunities for students at all levels. The Foundation is a way for citizens to invest in today’s youth, tomorrow’s leaders, and the future of Lee’s Summit by making tax-deductible donations.
The Carrie Foresee Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Carrie Foresee, a former Lee’s Summit High School student. Carrie died Sept. 3, 1996, as the result of injuries suffered in a car accident. Funds from Race for the Future help support scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors.
For more information about volunteering, sponsoring, running or walking, call (816) 986-1015.