Eighth annual Helena Sun Run to shine on Saturday

The eighth annual Helena Sun Run is 10 a.m. Saturday at Central School, 402 N. Warren St.

The run aims to finish up fundraising for a 60-kilowatt solar array on Bryant Elementary School. To register, go to: https://bit.ly/48DQvOz.

Race Director Joel Harris said last year’s race netted about $5,600 for the project, and that this year’s goal is to raise $10,000.

“We’re hoping the combined funds from last year and what will be contributed this year will be enough for the school to say, ‘Let’s go ahead,'” Harris said.

As of last week, he said about 40 adult racers have registered for the race.

“It’s kind of low for this time of year,” he said.

Harris said about 130 more adults need to register to meet this year’s goal.

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The funds raised by the event, through business contributions, pledges and registration fees, are packaged with a Universal System Benefits grant from NorthWestern Energy.

Children can run the race for free. Those interested can register up until the start of the event.

Previous Sun Runs have completed solar arrays at Lewis and Clark Library, the Holter Museum of Art, Carroll College, Central School and Jim Darcy Elementary.

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