Media Release: December 11, 2012
CHARACTER COUNTS! 6 Pillars 6K Run/Walk
The CHARACTER COUNTS! Steering Committee is calling all walkers, runners and fitness enthusiasts to participate in the CHARACTER COUNTS! 6 Pillars 6K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. The run/walk will begin and end at Palencia Elementary School located at 355 Palencia Village Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32095. This event is presented by Bozard Ford Lincoln.
“The CHARACTER COUNTS! initiative is extremely important in St. Johns County, not just within our schools, but throughout the residential and business community as well,” said Jeff King, vice president and general manager of Bozard Ford Lincoln. “We are proud to be part of this inaugural event, and look forward to being involved for many years to come.”
Walkers and runners will enjoy a scenic course running through the neighborhoods of Kensington and The Pines within the Palencia community and can choose to participate in the 6K (3.73 miles) or 3K (1.86 miles) distance. Registration fees are as follows:
6K-$20 before January 1, $25 January1-February 7, $30 on race day
3K-$15 before January 1, $20 January 1-February 7, $25 on race day
Race proceeds will support CHARACTER COUNTS! initiatives throughout the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD). The run/walk is open to all ages, and the top three winners will be awarded in each of the age categories as well as the overall male and female finishers. In addition, a festival atmosphere will surround the race events, with interactive activities, crafts and food vendors.
The SJCSD, along with area businesses, youth organizations and civic groups, selected the national character educational program of CHARACTER COUNTS! as a countywide initiative to instill positive character traits in young people throughout the county. Additionally, the SJCSD became the first school district in Florida to implement Pursuing Victory with Honor in all of its athletic programs. Character education is an important part of every School Improvement Plan and a major component of the Student Code of Conduct and the school district’s Strategic Plan.