Hartwood Acres site of HAEE 5K

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 12:01 AM

Run for schools and students at the Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence annual fundraising race to benefit Hampton Township School District on Oct. 5 at Hartwood Acres beginning at 9 a.m.

All profits of the 27th Race for Educational Excellence go to benefit “exclusively for the educational enrichment of students at HTSD” and teachers in the form of grants, according to the HAEE website.

Registration for individual 5K run/walk is $25, for a family of four to six people is $75, and an individual 1-mile fun run is $25. There is a virtual runner option for $25. Visit hamptonalliance.org to sign up.

The race is begins at Hartwood Acres Amphitheater on Middle Road in Allison Park.

The Hampton Middle School band will once again be playing before the race along with activities for younger children, such as a bounce house, DJ and face painting, said Craig Kaforey, president of the HAEE.

Last year’s race had approximately 700 participants and they raised around $45,000, he said.

“This year we expect to raise over $55,000,” he said.

HAEE, established in 1992, is made up of parents, HAEE alumni, businesses, and taxpayers without children in the district.