This month hit the road…

… and tackle the 7th Annual Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League’s Run the Highlands 5k, Saturday, April 30, at 8 a.m. at Lake Highlands High School, 9449 Church. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. It’s $20, but pay less when you register early at lhjwl.org, where registration is $18 for adults, $10 for kids or $50 for the whole family. The Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League was organized to foster relationships among young women and to have a positive impact on our neighborhood. Through fundraisers such as Run the Highlands, the LHJWL has helped rebuild Lake Highlands North Park, including pond renovations and improvements to the trails, sprayground and playgrounds. Proceeds from the 2011 race will be used to build and maintain a trailhead in Lake Highlands.

Or run a 5k …

… to stop violence in the home. Neighborhood resident Danny Hardeman will direct the Make the Break from Domestic Violence 5k and 1-mile fun run to support the Genesis Women’s Shelter at 8:30 a.m. on April 9 at Reverchon Park in the Turtle Creek area. Registration is $25 online until April 7 at genesisshelter.org, or $30 the morning of the race beginning at 7 a.m. This annual event directly supports Genesis Women’s Shelter’s programs and services to help battered women and children.

Know of ways that neighbors can spend time, attend an event, or purchase or donate something to benefit a neighborhood nonprofit? Email your suggestion to launch@advocatemag.com.