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NWSCC hosts Run for Reading 5K, Family Fun Run on Sept. 16

To kick off the celebration of National Adult Education and Family Literacy week, Sept. 18-22, Northwest Shoals Community College will hold its inaugural NWSCC Run for Reading 5K and Family Fun Run at the Shoals campus on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The 5K will take place at 7 a.m., and the Family Fun Run will start at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Family Fun Run. A $35 combo price will be offered to those registering to participate in both races. Each registration includes a T-shirt. Awards will be given to the top 5K finishers in the female and male categories for each age division, as well as overall male and female 5K winners. All Fun Run participants will receive an award.

The Fun Run will include appearances made by various book characters for children to interact and take photos with.

Runners can register online prior to the event at https://nwsccrunforreading.itsyourrace.com/. Race day registration will be available. Proceeds benefit Northwest Shoals Community College’s Adult Education department. All services provided by Adult Education are offered free of charge to students.

NWSCC Adult Education Program offers education and workforce training that includes earning a high school diploma, GED Preparation, college and career preparation, career pathways, workforce credentialing, English as a Second Language (ESL), digital literacy and much more.

For more information about the NWSCC Adult Education Program, visit https://nwscc.edu/adulted or call 256-331-5440.

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