Batesville Montessori School, in partnership with the city of Batesville, will host White River Winter Wonderland, a 3K and fun run. The fundraising event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29. Racing bibs and t-shirt pickup begins at 5p.m. The line-up is set for 6 p.m. and the race will begin at 6:30 p.m.
“We are truly excited about this occasion because it is the first timed 3K and fun run that takes runners through the Christmas lights at Riverside Park,” said Brook Taylor, president of the Batesville Montessori school board. “We invite all of our friends in the community to take part in this family-friendly event benefiting the school.”
Adult pre-registration will be $25 before Nov. 15 and $30 after, children 12 and under will be $15 before Nov. 15 and $20 after, and children 3 and under will have free entry. Awards will be given to top three male, female and children (12 and under.) The lighting display will be closed to the general public from 6:30 p.m – 7 p.m. during the event. Participants are encouraged to wear their ugliest sweater and tackiest Christmas accessories. An award for the ugliest sweater will be given.
An after party will be held in the Batesville Community Center and Aquatics Park at 1420 20th St. after the race complete with a DJ playing Christmas favorites, a special visit from Santa Claus, concessions and more.
Santa sponsors for the event include: The City of Batesville, U.S. Pizza Co., Macs Timing Service, Pepsi, and Any Events. Snowman sponsors include: Anytime Fitness, First Community Bank, and Shipley Donuts. Reindeer sponsors include: Fringe Salon, GTS Physical and Occupational Therapy, Bryant’s Pharmacy, Survival Flight, District Judge Chaney Taylor, Wades Heating and Air, and Simply Southern Boutique. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available and are available at Batesville Montessori School located at 195 N. 11th St. in Batesville.
For more information, call Monica St. John at (870) 612-2945 or Brook Taylor at (870) 612-2667. To register online, visit click here. (Online processing fees apply.)