Wilton Education Foundation (WEF)’s annual Get Smart for Wilton 5K, presented by Blue Buffalo, will take place on Sunday, May 29.

Each Memorial Day weekend, the organization’s hugely popular race is a healthy, camaraderie-filled, high-energy environment that helps give back to Wilton’s schools.

Now in its eighth year, the event offers something for everyone, from the competitive runner seeking a challenge to active families who want to run or walk a 5K together.

Starting and ending at the Wilton High School track, participants may run competitively or enjoy walking the challenging USATF-certified 3.1-mile course, which combines road racing and trail running on the spectacular cross country trails of Wilton’s schools.

Cash prizes will be given to the top three overall men and women finalists and awards will be given to the top three runners in each division during a post-race ceremony. Click here for the results of last year’s Get Smart for Wilton 5K.

Wilton running group Skirtz is organizing this year’s Get Smart for Wilton 5K with support from WEF, community member volunteers, and local businesses.

Runners of all ability levels are welcome and proceeds from the race will support enrichment opportunities for Wilton’s public school students.

Pre-registration is recommended and pre-registered racers will receive T-shirts. Race-day registration begins at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m.

Pre-registration fees are $25 for 13 and younger and $27 for adults. Race-day registration fees are $25 for those 13 and under and $30 for adults.

Click here to pre-register. Click here for more information.