The officers and board members for the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD announce that registration is open for the first Legacy Run, slated for Oct. 8.

The Legacy Run will be presented by local homebuilder, Lillian Custom Homes. The theme for this year’s event, which will take place during homecoming weekend, is “Lights. Camera. Hachie!”

The Legacy Run will feature a 5K and one-mile fun run/walk that will begin and end at the newly renovated Lumpkins Stadium.

Early registration for the family-friendly event runs through Sept. 23. Adult cost to participate is $25 and students (kindergarten-12th grade) are $10. Children 4 and younger are free with the purchase of an adult registration entrance fee. The foundation is also offering a Family4Pack-discount to those wishing to make this a family affair.

Participants may continue to register after the early registration deadline and on the day of the race for a fee of $30 for adults. The student price will remain the same.

Runners and walkers may register and pay online, by mail or in person. To register and pay for the race online, visit the Legacy Run website at www.wisdlegacyrun.org. Participants also have the option of downloading a race registration form and mailing it to the Education Foundation or stopping by the Waxahachie ISD administration building, located at 411 N. Gibson St.

“The inaugural 2011 Legacy Run will be an event that Waxahachie community members and WISD alumni can be proud of,” a spokesman said. “I can’t wait to see this become one of the main events during homecoming weekend for years to come.”

The Hollywood-themed event will feature something for everyone – from the dedicated runner to the family wishing to be active and get outdoors. Race Alley will feature bounce houses, face painting and clowns for the children as well as various booths for adults to peruse and visit.

The foundation also has sponsorship opportunities available, from a Gold Sponsor listed at $1,000 to a Wind at your Back sponsor for $50.

Those businesses or organizations wishing to set up a booth in Race Alley may do so for $25.

For more information on the 2011 Legacy Run: Lights. Camera. Hachie!, contact the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD at 972-923-4631, visit wisdlegacyrun.org or email legacyrun@wisdeducationfoundation.org.

The Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose primary purpose is to raise funds for innovative instructional grants and dual credit scholarships. Since its inception in 1999, the foundation has awarded more than $135,000 in grants and scholarships to Waxahachie ISD. For more information on the foundation or to make a donation, call 972-923-4631.