5K for KJ on Nov. 24

Jeremy Alley-Tarter (center) led the pack from the start in 2013. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The 14th annual 5K for KJ is set for Saturday, Nov. 24, at 10 am on the cross-country course at MVRHS.

The race through the Manuel Correllus State Forest was established in honor of former MVRHS student and cross-country runner Kevin H. Johnson, who died in an automobile accident on Martha’s Vineyard in 2004 at the age of 16.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Kevin H. Johnson Cross-Country Scholarship Fund, which provides $1,000 scholarships for two members of the MVRHS cross-country team upon graduation to use toward college.

Preregistration is $20 at bit.ly/5KforKJ. Race day registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the MVRHS field. The cost is $25 per runner, or $60 for a family of four. The fee includes a T shirt for the first 100 participants.