The Highlands School set to host 5K and one-mile fun walk

Sep. 27—The Highlands School, a K-8 independent school that serves students with dyslexia and other language-based differences, will be hosting a 5K race and one-mile fun walk at Maryland Golf and Country Clubs on Oct. 10 from 8-10 a.m.

Funds raised from the event will help the school to continue its mission of instilling confidence in students by fostering a positive environment, according to a news release. The one-mile fun walk allows for athletes of all levels to participate.

The entry fee is $45. The fee includes a performance t-shirt, official race hat, runners' bib, food, drinks and chip timing for the timed 5K.

Along with the in-person event, there is a virtual option. The virtual race begins Oct. 8. Participants can upload their results via text or email by Oct. 10. However, virtual race performances are not eligible for the overall event awards, but participants will receive the race "swag" included in the entry fee.

5K race awards include:

— A $100 gift card to the top male and female finisher overall.

— Medals to top three runners in each age group by gender. Age groups include 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

— An official race hat for those who finish the race.

For additional details and to register: runsignup.com/Race/MD/BelAir/TheBigEvent5KRaceand1MileFunWalk.

The Highlands School is an AIMS-accredited school that specializes in educating students in grades K-8 with dyslexia, ADHD and language-based learning differences. The Highlands School, founded in 1996 in Street, stands on an 18-acre campus in Bel Air that was once home to the Preakness-winning racehorse Deputed Testamony.