Gear up for fun run

Runners can lace up their shoes for a charitable cause.

The Fun Run hosted by Saint Francis and Clare School is in May.

Assistant principal Rebecca Stone tells you what you need to know about the event.

When and where is the event?

10:30 a.m. Fun Run and 11 a.m. 5K on May 6 at Saints Francis & Clare, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood.

How much is registration?

$15 for the 1-mile Fun Run and $30 for the 5K. Residents can donate $20 for the Run in Spirit, which is a way to offer support without participating in the run. Registration can be done at

How did you get the idea for the event?

This is our third annual Fun Run. The run was initiated to create fellowship for our families and promote wellness for our students. This year we are also having Running Club three days a week during recess to help students train for the run and promote wellness.

How many people are you expecting?

We had over 500 total participants last year.Walkers, runners, strollers and wagons invited!

Where does the money go?

The 5K/Fun Run is a school fundraiser. All proceeds contribute to the mission of SSFC School Ministry: Making God Known, Loved and Served.