Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League is busy preparing for their 8th annual Run the Highlands event Saturday, April 28th. The one-mile Family Walk begins at 8am, and the 5K starts at 8:45, with both races beginning and finishing in front of Lake Highlands High School. The Community Carnival, with activities for the young and young-at-heart, will get going at the LH North Rec Center after the family walk and will end at 11:30am.

Proceeds from this year’s race will be used to design and install boulevard banners in 3 high-traffic locations around LH, promoting community events. In the 8 years since 6 LHHS grads put the organization together with the help of their LH Women’s League mentors (many of whom were their own moms), the group has raised about a quarter of a million dollars for LH causes, including construction of the spray park and revitalization of the rec center. They began with 85 charter members, and they now have 125 members and a healthy waiting list.

You can sign up for Run the Highlands online here, or you can register at 7am on race day (family packages are available). The awards celebration will take place at 9:45.