Hoofin’ it for Honduras benefiting Sister Schools

Published 3:13 pm Monday, May 9, 2016

The Hoofin’ it for Honduras 5K and kids’ fun run will be held at Alabaster’s Veterans Park on Saturday, May 21. (Contributed)

The Hoofin’ it for Honduras 5K and kids’ fun run will be held at Alabaster’s Veterans Park on Saturday, May 21. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Locals looking to get some exercise while supporting a program impacting Alabaster and Central America will have a chance to do so in late May at Alabaster’s Veterans Park.

The Alabaster City Schools Sister School project will host its “Hoofin’ it for Honduras” 5K run and walk on Saturday, May 21, at Veterans Park off Alabama 119. The adult 5K walk and run will begin at 9 a.m., and the kids’ 1-mile fun run will be held from 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Entry fee for the adult run is $25, and entry fee for the kids’ run is $10. Entry fees increase after Wednesday, May 18.

On the day of the race, vendor and expo set-up will begin at 7 a.m., and on-site registration for those registering the day of the race will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Following both races, the awards ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Also after the races, several vendors will be on-site to offer products, food, inflatable games, face-painting, music and more.

Pre-registrants for the race will receive a 2016 Hoofin’ it for Honduras T-shirt.

All money raised during the race will benefit the ACS Sister Schools project, which is a partnership between Alabaster schools and the village of Jutiapa, Honduras, in Central America.

Through the project, a group of ACS employees traveled to Jutiapa last summer to assess the village’s needs in preparation for a return trip with students this summer.

In mid-June, the group of local teachers, students and volunteers will depart Birmingham for a 10-day trip to Jutiapa.

During the trip, about 20 Alabaster students will join their teachers and chaperones as they complete several projects to benefit the town. While there, the group will deliver and install computers for the town’s school, will install small water chlorinators to make the town’s water supply safer, will volunteer in the town’s medical clinic and will install a device to create medical-grade bleach to help the clinic to improve its disinfecting procedures.

For links to the race’s registration pages, visit https://www.facebook.com/acssisterschools.