On the horizon is the annual CHARACTER COUNTS! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk Saturday, February 1 at 9 a.m. beginning and ending at Palencia Elementary School. Online registration is available at

Race proceeds support CHARACTER COUNTS! initiatives throughout the St. Johns County School District. 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. A cash donation will be awarded to the top three schools with the most registrants. Race participants who preregister will receive a t-shirt and other goodies from area businesses and organizations. At the finish line, each race participant will receive a commemorative dog tag.