Heroes For Education 5K Set For Nov. 12

The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County’s annual Heroes for Education 5K is returning to Lake Worth’s Bryant Park on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Nearly 1,000 runners, walkers, sponsors and volunteers will show up in sneakers and sports gear (superhero capes are optional) to raise awareness and funds for students in Palm Beach County public schools.

Funds raised from the Heroes for Education 5K directly support foundation programs and award two special physical education grants: one to the school with the most race participants registered and one to the school raising the most funds. The event is a favorite among runners, families, clubs and other organizations focused on furthering youth education and health.

The Education Foundation raises and invests more than $1.2 million annually in funding for initiatives that improve student academic performance, open access to learning opportunities and increase graduation rates.

Registration is open at $40 for runners/walkers, and $35 for students, teachers and school district employees. Fees increase on Nov. 4. Children 12 and under can register for a fun run and 100-yard dash at minimal cost. Participants are encouraged to form teams, set a team fundraising goal and designate a school by name to be eligible for the grants.

Register online at www.educationfoundationpbc.org/heroes5k. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact (561) 434-8428 or catherine@educationfoundationpbc.org.