On Saturday, Oct. 12, a Leadership Pinebelt group will host the inaugural Sounds to Symbols 5K/10K/1 Mile Fun Run to benefit the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi.
The race will begin and end at the Payne Center on the Hattiesburg campus at Southern Miss, with the 5K and 10K both beginning at 8 a.m. The one-mile fun run will follow the completion of the 10K. Registration and bag pick-up will begin at 7 a.m.
Participants will enjoy a digitally timed race, a scenic route throughout campus, post-race refreshments, entertainment from The 6550s and awards for top runners. All funds raised from the race will be donated to the DuBard School for Language Disorders.
Michael Reed, parent of a student enrolled at the DuBard School and a DuBard School Advisory Board member, has registered himself and his family for the race.
“My wife, Heather, and I try to support the DuBard School every chance we get,” said Reed. “As an Advisory Board member, I am well aware of the costs associated with running the school. I want to help in any way I can with the ongoing struggle to raise funds, and encourage others to do the same, so they can continue to grow and help many more children and families as they have ours.”
The cost for the 5K is $25, the 10K is $35 and the Fun Run is $10. Prices will only go up for race-day registration. To guarantee a t-shirt, participants must register before Oct. 4.
To make a donation to the fund, contributions can be sent to The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation with Sounds to Symbols written in the memo.
Community members interested in registering to run or volunteering to help on race day can access more information at www.facebook.com/soundstosymbols.