You don't have to travel far to be part of something really special the 5th Annual Fresh 15, a 15K, 5K and kids' 1K race in Tyler, Texas on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

According to a press release, this epic race will take place March 3, at Fresh by Brookshire’s in Tyler. A competitive prize purse totaling $22,000 is being offered for the top finishers of the 15K race. Since the inaugural race, over 16,000 runners and 2,400 volunteers have participated. To celebrate the 5th year, the bar has been raised to include new features and improved race day extras.

The 15K and 5K race courses give a scenic view of South Tyler, which starts and ends at the Fresh by Brookshire’s store. And the fun doesn’t end at the finish line. The “Party on the Pavement” happens at the Fresh 15 post-race celebration for participants and spectators. This year, Fresh 15 a will offer a runners-only area featuring exclusive vendors and swag. Race-bibs will be required for entry. There will still be a public vendor area and live band performance featuring The Spazmatics.

All proceeds will be donated to non-profit organizations that provide strength, stability and safety for families in East Texas and surrounding areas. The Fresh 15 has raised over $500,000 for charities in the past four years.

For more information on registering, either to run or volunteer, visit bgcracing.com.