Jean Forti Run for Education 5K set for October 15

BERNE — The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Parent-Teacher Association will host the second annual Jean Forti Run for Education 5K and Family Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Thompson's Lake Campground.  A new course has been designed for participants to follow.

Due to the PSAT exam the morning of the race, the Kids Fun Run will be held at 12:15 p.m., followed by the 5K at 1 p.m.  Both runners and walkers are welcome at this event.

To register online, go to or email the BKW PTA at for a paper registration form. You may also email for sponsorship opportunities; businesses and individuals are both welcome to sponsor.

Vendors will also be on hand at the campground the day of the race so that participants may support local sponsors.  All proceeds from the event will go towards programs and events for BKW schools, as well as towards a scholarship in Jean Forti's name to one student who exemplifies her spirit of volunteerism. Jean Forti of Knox died of liver cancer on Aug. 25, 2015 at the age of 52.

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