Frequently, we devote this space to the promotion of worthy local causes. Today, we’re taking the space on our own behalf, but also on behalf of Galveston County teachers, students, literacy, civic-mindedness and newspapers in general.

The Daily News’ annual Press Run is set for Saturday — after it was rescheduled by Hurricane Harvey. Everyone is invited.

It’s a great event for a great cause — Newspapers in Education — and it’s one of only a few opportunities people have to travel onto Galveston’s iconic causeway.

The event offers a 1K kids run along with a 5K race that lets you run, or walk, up the causeway. The event also offers 10K races that take runners all the way over the big bridge to Tiki Island and back.

The views of Galveston Bay from atop the causeway are worth the effort.

The event also offers the usual fun-run T-shirts and other swag; it’s professionally managed and timed and provides medals to the top finishers overall and in several categories divided by gender and age groups. It’s a good time.

But your participation does more than give you a chance to have some fun. It also offers you a chance to support The Daily News’ Newspapers in Education program.

Each school day, hundreds of Galveston County teachers receive free newspapers to use in the classroom. Teachers use the papers to encourage students to keep up with current events and to enjoy and form a habit of reading. Sometimes, we’ll admit, they get to use them to teach students how not to spell certain common English words.

That connection to the larger world is important, we think, and we hope you’ll agree.

To find out more, go to or call 409-683-5260. Registrations will be accepted the day of the race. The races start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

• The Editorial Board

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