Area runners are encouraged to help “enhance education  – one step at a time” by joining the 4th annual Partners in Education certified 5K-1 mile predict Nov. 8.


Area runners are encouraged to help “enhance education  – one step at a time” by joining the 4th annual Partners in Education certified 5K-1 mile predict Nov. 8.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. The 5K race will be held at 8 a.m., with the one-mile predict at 9. For the second race, runners will predict their time for the one-mile race and the closer predicted time to actual finish wins.

The event will be held at Richard Porter Park on McCollum Road.

The cost for the 5K is $25 and includes a long-sleeved t-shirt. The cost of the one-mile is $12 per team of up to five or $4 per individual.

Medals will be given to the top three male and female finishers per age bracket in the 5K. There also will be cash prizes: $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third.

Prizes for the one-mile predict first place team or individual will be $100, second place will be $50 and third place will be $25.

Sponsors for the event include: Frontier El Dorado Refining Company, Cliff Stone, Big Bounce, Inc. – Moonwalks, Blackburn Construction, Commerce Bank, Ray and Carolyn Connell, Ted and Barb Dankert, El Dorado Clinic, El Dorado True Care Pharmacy, Emprise Bank, Rep. John Grange, Albert Hogoboom Oilfield Trucking, Inc., Spencer Wernli Financial Consultants, Inc., Storage City/Ted and Barb Dankert, Sutherlands, Vess Oil Corporation, John Banks, Butler County Anesthesia, Cato Fashions, Jim and Lou Clennan, Community National Bank, H&R Block, John K. Fisher, Inc., Dennis and Ardis Hanson, Hudson Gardens, Intrust Bank, Drs. Joyce & Joyce, Kansas Basement and Repair, Macclaskey Oilfield Services, Inc., Donna and Dave Neal, Sunrise Oilfield Supply, Inc., and Walgreens.

Partners in Education provides grants to teachers, making it possible for them to carry out innovative projects in the classroom, which otherwise would not be funded. Funds are also provided for scholarships and to enhance the general curriculum.

For more information or to get a registration form, contact Judy Smith, PIE director, at 322-4800.