On Saturday, March 1, the sixth annual Rusty Wallace Honda Run for the Schools 5K Run/Walk will kick off at 8 a.m. at the Knoxville Zoo and Chilhowee Park. During last year’s event, approximately 1,600 participants helped raise almost $17,000 for the Knox County Schools. A minimum of $5 of every registration goes back to the participant’s school of choice.

The Rusty Wallace Honda Run for the Schools offers something for participants of all ages and varying fitness levels, including a 5K run/walk through Chilhowee Park and a one-mile family fun walk through the Knoxville Zoo. Participants who are 12 years or younger also can participate in a 100-yard dash.

After the race, participants will receive free admission to the Knoxville Zoo and can enjoy music, refreshments and giveaways from area vendors. In addition to awards for each division, special prizes will also be given to the schools with the fastest principal, largest percentage of student participation and largest percentage of teacher participation.

For more information about the Rusty Wallace Honda Run for the Schools, visit runfortheschools.org or contact Kristina Howard at khoward@tvacreditunion.com or (865) 599-2187.