LHJWL volunteers work the check in table.

Volunteers from the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League hosted their annual Run for the Highlands Saturday, with serious fitness buffs and casual participants sharing neighborhood streets to raise funds for the community. In addition to the USATF sanctioned 5K, the league hosted a family trail walk and carnival.

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Funds from race registrations and donations will be used to add a gateway sign and landscape enhancements to welcome visitors as they enter the Lake Highlands community. The beautification project will set Lake Highlands apart as a distinct and unique neighborhood of Dallas.

“The best thing about the LHJWL and Run for the Highlands is both are a team effort,” said Kathleen Kurzejeski, this year’s league president. “We are young women who have jobs, families, etc., and we carve out time to come together for the betterment of our community. When I look out on race day, that is what I see — the efforts of a collective group of women who work tirelessly to make Lake Highlands the best area to live in Dallas.”

It’s not too late to support LHJWL. You may learn more about donating here or joining the group here.

LHJWL President Kathleen Kurzejeski with Fox 4’s Chip Waggoner