Runners hit trials to help build girls’ high school

Central Alberta runners are invited to hit the trails to help build a girls’ high school in rural northern Afghanistan.

Central Alberta runners are invited to hit the trails to help build a girls’ high school in rural northern Afghanistan.

The Co-operators Run for Afghanistan Schools will run in Lacombe on April 28 to benefit A Better World Canada’s 100 Classroom Project in Afghanistan.

The fourth annual Freedom Run will help build a sixth school, giving access to 10,000 students.

University students Azalea Lehndorff and Faith Calaminos founded the event in 2010 and since then it has raised $50,000. With other donations, a total of five schools have been completed and more than 9,000 students are enrolled.

Two iPad minis, courtesy of Royal LePage Lifestyles Realty, will be given away as top prizes.

Runners can register online and obtain pledge sheets through the Running Room website or at the A Better World Office in Lacombe, at No. 103 5033 52nd St.

Participants can run for two, five or 10 km.

Race day registration for the two-km walk/run only will be available.

The race start-finish is at Canadian University College Physical Education Centre, 6602 Maple Drive, Lacombe.

All donations are tax deductible.

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