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WISD Education Foundation to hold 5K Legacy Run

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Submitted by Nicole Mansell

WAXAHACHIE - The officers and board members for the Education Foundation for Waxahachie Independent School District are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the first annual “Legacy Run,” a 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk, slated for Saturday, Oct. 8. The Legacy Run will be presented by local home builder, Lillian Custom Homes. The theme for this year’s event, which will take place during Homecoming Weekend, is “Lights. Camera. Hachie!” 

The Legacy Run will feature a 5K course and One Mile Fun Run/Walk that will begin and end at the newly renovated Lumpkins Stadium. Early registration for the family friendly event is now open and will run through September 23rd. Adult cost to participate is $25 and students (K-12) are $10. Children four and under are free with the purchase of an adult registration entrance fee. The foundation is also pleased to offer a “Family4Pack” discount to those wishing to make this a family affair. Participants may continue to register after the early registration deadline and on the day of the race for a fee of $30 for adults. The student price will remain the same. 

Runners and walkers may register and pay online, by mail, or in person. To register and pay for the race online, visit the newly released Legacy Run website by visiting www.wisdlegacyrun.org. Participants also have the option of downloading a race registration form and mailing it to the Education Foundation or stopping by the Waxahachie ISD administration building located at 411 N. Gibson Street. 

“The inaugural 2011 Legacy Run will be an event that Waxahachie community members and WISD alumni can be proud of,” stated Dr. Singleton, 2011 Legacy Run Chairman. “I can’t wait to see this become one of the main events during Homecoming weekend for years to come.”

The Hollywood themed event will feature something for everyone – from the dedicated runner to the family wishing to be active and get outdoors. “Race Alley” will feature bounce houses, face tattoos and clowns for the children as well as various booths for adults to peruse and visit. 

The foundation also has other sponsorship opportunities available. These range from a “Gold Sponsor” listed at $1,000 to a “Wind at your Back” sponsor for $50. Those business or organizations wishing to set up a booth in “Race Alley” may do so for $25. 

For more information on the 2011 Legacy Run: Lights. Camera. Hachie! contact the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD at 972.923.4631, visit our new run website at wisdlegacyrun.org or email us at legacyrun@wisdeducationfoundation.org. Registration forms and a race map are also attached to this email.

The Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to raise funds for innovative instructional grants and dual credit scholarships. Since its’ inception in 1999, the foundation has awarded more than $135,000 in grants and scholarships to Waxahachie ISD.

For more information on the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD or to make a donation, call 972-923-4631.

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