GO FAR 5K is Saturday in High Point

The first of GO FAR's two annual races will take place on Piedmont Parkway.

The GO FAR 5K in May 2017 in High Point. (Eddie Wooten photo)

Here come our young runners.

The Triad GO FAR Community 5K & Fun Run on Saturday in High Point might offer a reminder of what the pandemic has taken away but will be another sign of hope, through young legs and energy, that road racing is on the way back.

A smaller number of schools have been able to host their clubs, according to a news release from GO FAR. But several new groups from after-school programs will send runners, among them D-Up, High Point Parks & Recreation, the Hartley YMCA, the YWCA of High Point, Growing the Distance and several locations of the Boys and Girls Club of High Point.

The race will start and end at 4050 Piedmont Parkway in High Point. A fun run will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the 5K at 9 a.m. Masks will be worn by participants before and after their runs.

Saturday's race is open to adults, with registration fees going toward the program. Click here to sign up.

The GO FAR program, a non-profit, provides a 10-week program to help runners prepare. The curriculum includes lessons on eating well and developing  positive character traits.

Robin Lindsay, a physician assistant, founded GO FAR in 2003.

Besides assistance from sponsors and donors, GO FAR is also receiving from from The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Foundation and Novant Health, helping about 75 percent of the children participating to receive scholarships.

Information: GOFARclub.org.