This year’s Literacy 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, May 3 at the Rensselaer Tech Park, Troy, N.Y. To add to the fun, participants are invited to come dressed as a favorite historical person or fictional character. All proceeds from the event will help Literacy Volunteers to provide free services to adults and children in greater Rensselaer County.

Race day registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.  The fee for preregistration is $20; race day registration is $25. The Children’s Fun Run starts at 9:00 a.m. (registration fee $6); the Youth Mile begins at 9:30 a.m. (preregistration $10; race day registration $15). The 5K for runners and walkers begins at 10:00 a.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 11:15 a.m.

Participants can preregister online (keep an eye on the website for information) or in person at Rensselaer Tech Park on Saturday, May 2nd, from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Volunteers are needed, and tutors and students are encouraged to participate as volunteers or as runners or walkers. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, call the LVORC office at (518) 274-8526.