Families from feeder schools invited to 5K on May 21



The Akins High School Band is pleased to announce the first annual Akins Community 5K and Festival on May 21, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Akins High School.

The 5K, originally planned for April 23, was rescheduled after heavy rains in April left the school ground water logged.

This is a unique event that brings together students, parents, families, and the community from all of southeast Austin. The day of exciting family fun with a professionally timed 5K on the Akins campus. As that event starts the day, the Festival begins as well.  The entire Akins Vertical Team of the Austin ISD schools will present entertainment, food, games, arts, and other diversions throughout the event.

Families from Paredes Middle School, Blazier Elementary, Casey Elementary, Kocurek Elementary, Langford Elementary, Menchaca Elementary, Palm Elementary, and Perez Elementary are invited to participate with proceeds going to support programs at all participating schools.

Each school will have their own “Village” of booths and activities staffed by representatives from school organizations. The Akins HS spring carnival Fiesta Akins is also a part of this year’s event, as are the finals from the new Akins High School talent show called “Battle of the Ages.” Performers from groups at Akins HS as well as other schools in southeast Austin will present performances throughout the day.

More information and registration for the timed 5K and Virtual 5K can be found on the official website, www.akins5kandfestival.com. Admission to the Festival is free, and tickets for purchasing food, items, and games can be obtained at the event. Runners can register until May 20.