GALVESTON – Registration is already well underway for what looks to be the biggest and best Press Run yet.
The Galveston County Daily News is hosting its third annual Press Run 1K, 5K and 10K Run/Walk on Sept. 13 to raise funds for its Newspapers in Education program.
Organizers expect about 500 runners, and more than 50 have already registered with two months still to go before the run.
A fun new feature for this year’s Press Run will be a costume contest in which runners will be asked to compete dressed as their favorite book or comic book character, with the best earning awards.
The run will have a U.S.A. Track and Field- approved course along the Galveston Causeway with the starting and finish lines located at The Daily News office, 8522 Teichman Road, in Galveston.
Those in the run will be treated to professional chip timing, food, drinks, awards, music and moonwalks for kids. The kids 1K race begins at 7 a.m., and the 5K and 10K events kick off at 7:30 a.m.
Registration fees for runners signing up for the Press Run before race day are $15 for the kids 1K, $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. On race day, registration fees go up to $40 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K.
Runners that register before Aug. 27 are guaranteed to receive a Technical runners T-shirt.
Proceeds from the Press Run benefit The Daily News’ NIE program, which provides community-sponsored newspapers and curriculum guides to local classrooms in Galveston County to promote youth literacy and civic education.
In the past two years, the Press Run has allowed The Daily News to expand the NIE program into 60 new classrooms, reaching more than 600 county students.
To register for the Press Run, visit galvnews.com/pressrun.
Businesses interested in becoming a Press Run sponsor can contact Yvonne Mascorro at 409-683-5264 or email@example.com. Businesses interested in being a vendor at the run can contact Stephen Maradeo at 409-683-5262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Run sponsors, so far, include: College of the Mainland, Bush and Associates, Lone Star Rally, The Grand 1894 Opera House, UTMB, Kick Ash Vape Shop, the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Tanger Outlets Houston/Galveston, Classic Auto Group, United Way of Galveston County, Greer, Herz and Adams, LLP, Intertek, Fit Tri Run, Tour de Tent, Lighthouse Charity Team, and the city of Galveston.
At a glance
WHAT: The third annual Press Run, hosted by The Galveston County Daily News
WHEN: Sept. 13
WHERE: A U.S.A. Track and Field-approved course along the Galveston Causeway with the starting and finish lines located at The Daily News office, 8522 Teichman Road, in Galveston.
INFO: To register for the Press Run, visit galvnews.com/pressrun.