Dozens of racers raise money for Knoxville schools

1:30 AM, Mar 3, 2013   |    comments
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Dozens of runners participated in the 5th annual "Rusty Wallace Honda Run for the Schools" Saturday.

After the 5-k race, runners celebrated crossing the finish line by participating in games, face painting and an awards ceremony.

Proceeds from the race go towards local public and private schools in Knoxville. The more runners each school gets to participate, the more money the school receives.

Race director Kristina Howard said the 5-k was a great way to get the community involved with education.

"It's a great event. It's wonderful for the families, the students and the schools. It brings together communities and businesses and the school, so it's just a fun day for everyone involved," said Howard.

Last year, the run for the schools gave back more than $9,000 to schools.

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