GO FAR hosting Lace Up program fundraiser and fun run

The GO FAR program will host a fundraiser and fun run for its Lace Up program this month.

GO FAR hosting Lace Up program fundraiser and fun run
The GO FAR-Fleet Feet Lace Up program helps put program participants in the right shoes.
Lydia Hughes, GO FAR's program manager, discusses the organization, the Lace Up program and a fundraiser and fun run.

GO FAR, an afterschool program that teaches students the values of nutrition, fitness and character while helping them train for a 5K, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2003.

The first event of the new school year for the organization founded by High Point's Robin Lindsay and known fully as Go Out for a Run will be a fun run and fundraiser for its Lace Up Program.

Details follow below, but click on the video above to hear it straight from Lydia Hughes, GO FAR's program coordinator.

GO FAR-Fleet Feet Lace Up Fun Run and Fundraiser

What: Fun run, 6 p.m. Aug. 15.

Where: Fleet Feet Sports, 2762 N.C. 68, High Point.

How you can help: $5 raffle tickets are available online beginning today at GOFARClub.org and in the Fleet Feet stores in High Point and Greensboro (3731 Lawndale Dr.). Funds from raffle participants and donors and support from Fleet Feet help GO FAR participants whose families might not have the resources to afford proper running shoes.

Raffle prizes: Training with the High Point Athletic Club; products from Nathan, Feetures and Shokz; and nine pairs of shoes from Brooks, New Balance, On, Altra, HOKA and ASICS.

What's ahead? GO FAR 5K, 8:15 a.m. Nov. 12, High Point. The race is open to the public, and volunteer opportunities are welcome.

Information: GOFARClub.org.

A note to readers

GO FAR is a 501(c)3 organization that I’ve written about periodically for a number of years. I have believed in GO FAR’s mission and have applauded the work of the after-school coaches, race-day volunteers, organization leaders and, most certainly, the student runners. I have been offered, and accepted, a role as a member of the GO FAR board of directors, and I look forward to offering my time as a volunteer and to continuing to see students in the Triad develop a love for this sport.