On your mark, get set, go.
North Florida Christian School is presenting the City of Tallahassee with the Meridian Run this Saturday. The event will be held at 3000 North Meridian Road at 8 a.m.
The run is a fundraiser focused on lowering tuition costs and competitive education for children.
North Florida Christian School Alumnae and Children's Minister Sara Craft, is thrilled for the first-ever run.
"It is a very exciting feeling to have this event finally here," Craft said. "We have been working for several months on the Meridian Run and are excited to see it all coming together. We are very hopeful for a great turnout and good weather for the event."
Attendees who participate in the premier of the Meridian Run, have the options of a 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K or 10K race. The 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K and 10K run shortly follow at 8:30 a.m.
Awards will be presented to the best male and female overall runners and the best male and female runners in their age group. The entry fee is $15. This event is an opportunity for the community to join North Florida Christian in promoting health and wellness.
Diamond Montgomery, a sophomore English student from Miramar, Fla., is looking forward to participating in the weekend run.
"I want to run to help other people," Montgomery said. "I think it is that right thing to do."
Preschool-Elementary Principal Cara Wynn wants the whole community to know they are welcome to attend the Meridian Run.
"We want to invite the community out to see who we are at NFC," Wynn said.
North Florida Christian School is a private institution established in 1966 by Pastor Rayburn L. Blair and James H. Pound, Jr. North Florida Christian is built on educating students with a curriculum embedded in God's word.
has a great administration and staff that make it their primary goal to make sure each of our students excel academically, socially, and spiritually," Craft said. "Students are challenged academically and have access to different uses of technology to enhance their educational experience."
This fundraiser will also help the keep tuition cost down for students.
"The money we raise will be used in our general budget allowing us to keep the tuition cost the same for consecutive years," Wynn said.
Craft added, "All money raised will go towards the schools operating budget, which allows tuition to stay low for our families. This allows us to provide a top notch Christian education for an affordable price to many families."
"We have great sponsors who have agreed to support out event, our school, and our students," Craft said. "I believe all of them have the same vision we do to see our students succeed in all areas."
Volunteers are welcomed to sign up to assist with the run at the official web site http://www.meridianrun.com/volunteer.html.
To register for the run, go to http://www.meridianrun.com.