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Race for the Future 5K Run/Walk to be Oct. 14 at LSWHS
Popular event raises money for LS Educational Foundation, Carrie Foresee Memorial Scholarship Fund

        The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation will host its popular Race for the Future 5K Run/Walk, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 14 at Lee’s Summit West High School. The event is recognized throughout the metro-area as one of the Midwest’s premier run/walk events with more than 1,000 people participating in 2016. In addition to the 5K, the race includes a Kids Dash on the high-school track. The 21st annual Race for the Future is a fund-raiser for the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation Inc. and the Carrie Foresee Memorial Scholarship Fund. Over the last few years, the Foundation has awarded more than $3 million to Lee’s Summit R-7 students and schools via PEAK Grants, classroom technology, school programs, student assistance and scholarships to graduating seniors.
The 5K race includes hundreds of dollars in prizes. Free T-shirts will go to the first 850 5K entrants. Supporters who cannot attend the Race have the opportunity to become Race for the Future Dream Partners. For more information about the race, including sign-up fees and deadlines, visit or call (816) 986-1015.  Since the event began 20 years ago, Race for the Future has raised more than $422,000 for the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation and the Carrie Foresee Memorial Schorship Fund.