Communities in Schools is the nation’s leading community-based, drop-out prevention organization, and in Central Ohio, they partner with Columbus and Whitehall schools as well as with the Catholic Diocese schools.

This Saturday morning, Sept. 18, they’re hosting a 5K and 1-mile fundraiser run/walk, conveniently near COSI and right before the Riverfront Arts Festival down at Genoa Park opens that day! Think of all the things you could cross off your weekend to-do list by staying within shouting distance of the finish line!

Entry fees are $15 for kids, $25 for adults, and you can even sponsor a CIS family for $50 in this Step Up with Kids run/walk. Visit www.premierraces.com to register. And for more information about Communities in School, visit www.ciskids.org.