Get Smart for Wilton 5K returns May 25

Wilton Education Foundation’s Get Smart for Wilton 5K race is back for a sixth year.

The annual Memorial Day weekend race will take place on Sunday, May 25 at 9 a.m.

According to the foundation, about 300 people participate in the Get Smart for Wilton 5K each year.

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome to sign up for the 3.1-mile course through the Wilton school area and cross country trails.

The race begins at the Wilton High School track, and participants can chose to either competitively run or walk leisurely.

“I am excited to once again co-chair this super event,” said Kacky Theoharides, member of the LYLAS Sol Sisters running team. “I am always so impressed with the number of runners, especially all of the young kids who participate.”

The top three overall women and men finalists will win $100, $75 and $50.

There will also be commemorative medals awarded to the first 50 finishers.

The goal of the annual race is to raise visibility and funds for WEF while promoting good health, according to the foundation’s website.

Thirteen local businesses are sponsoring this year’s Get Smart for Wilton 5K.

There is a $25 entry fee and all proceeds raised will be donated to Wilton’s four public schools to support technolog, music and the arts and staff development.

People may pre-register for the race, which is recommended, on Thursday, May 22 at Comstock Community Center from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Those who pre-register will receive a T-shirt and a post-race bag.

Race day registration, May 25, will be begin at 8 a.m.

Information and downloadable entry forms: wiltoneducationfoundation.org.