By NewsLine Staff

The Character Counts! Steering Committee is calling all walkers, runners and fitness enthusiasts to participate in the Character Counts! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at 9 a.m. The run/walk will begin and end at Palencia Elementary School, 355 Palencia Village Drive, St. Augustine.

The course runs through the neighborhoods of Kensington and Las Calinas and runners and walkers can choose to participate in the 6K (3.73 miles) or 3K (1.86 miles) distance. Registration fees are:

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6K: $25 before Jan. 1; $30 Jan. 1 – Feb. 3; $35 on race day
3K-$20 before Jan. 1; $25 Jan. 1 – Feb. 3; $30 on race day

Registration forms and more information are available online at

Race proceeds will 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. Last year these schools were Ocean Palms Elementary and Valley Ridge and Liberty Pines academies. All race registrants will receive a tech t-shirt and lots of other goodies from area businesses and organizations. At the finish line, each race participant will receive a commemorative dog tag which is the third design in its series.

Photo courtesy Lynn Damm



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