What happens when you combine more than 200 runners, numerous volunteers and sponsors, hundreds of prizes and giveaways, ice cream and a passion for giving back to the community? Well, $52,000 for Anacortes schools to be exact. That’s how much last year’s Fueling Education Fun Run 5K – sponsored by Shell’s Puget Sound Refinery (PSR) – raised for the Anacortes Schools Foundation. The funds benefited teachers and students in the Anacortes School District across a variety of programs.

The 3rd annual race takes place on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at Washington Park in Anacortes. There’s still time to register by clicking here.

The kids race (just over a quarter mile) is free, and the Anacortes school that sends the highest percentage of its students will receive an additional $5,000 health grant. All participants will receive medals, prizes, merchandise and free food!