Registration opens for CASA fundraiser

Registration opens for CASA fundraiser

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A program that helps children in need is looking for people to run for a good cause.

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of the 2nd Judicial District has started registering runners and walkers for its yearly race fundraiser Run Crazy 4 CASA on Nov. 5.

Officials are asking that race participants save their Halloween costumes, or some version of them, to wear during the race.

All proceeds from the run are used to train and support CASA volunteers who work with children that have been taken into foster care due to abuse or neglect. Those volunteers help represent the children in court.

"This year's race is going to have all kinds of extra fun elements," Executive Director Donna Lamb-Bowyer said. "We really hope kids will participate. So, along with prizes for best costume for adults and children, we have reduced entry fees for children 12 and under and will have race medals for all ages. We are also inviting schools to enter teams of 10 each that come with a $5 discount for each runner."

For this special team discount, contact Donna at 870-935-1099.

Early race and walk registration lists adult participation at $20 and children under 12 at $10 which saves all contestants $5. This special discount ends on Oct. 22 with regular registration continuing until race day.

The race will be run on a chaperoned course traveling through the campus of Arkansas State University. It will start and finish at the Pavilion behind the football stadium and there will be free parking in the parking garage all day.

"We are not calling this 'run crazy' for no reason," Lamb-Bowyer added. "There are so many wonderful people helping put our event together. But, they might just be a little bit crazy too. We are asking everyone to come out and see for themselves."

More information on the race is available at the group's website or at the race website.

For more information, call race manager Chris Hicks at 870-926-6285.

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