The 6th annual NSS Fall Festival 5K run/walk & 1 mile run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at New Summit School.

Sponsored by the Mississippi Community Education Center-Families First for Mississippi, the 5K race will begin at 8 a.m. in front of the New Summit Upper School Gymnasium, 1417 Lelia Drive, Jackson.

Runners will need to register between 7:30 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. Runners of all ages and experience levels are welcome. There will also be a 1 Mile Run starting at 9 a.m.

Timing and scoring of the race will be provided by MS Race Timing All proceeds from the race will go to New Summit School Athletic Program.

Following the 5k run/walk and 1 mile run, we will be having a fall festival with lots of fun activities including: a comedy magic show, pumpkin ring toss, fall finger painting, jumpees, ice cream shop and so much more. We will have food and entertainment. Wrist bands are on sale for $15.00 which includes unlimited activities and lunch. We would like to give a special thanks to our event sponsor Families First For Mississippi for sponsoring our event.

New Summit School was established in 1997 as a full-time school offering classes for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Although New Summit School (NSS) is designed similarly to traditional schools, emphasis is placed on keeping instructional groups small and teaching to the individual student in a positive and stimulating environment. NSS is committed to an educational philosophy that considers the diverse needs of today’s students and families. Our goal is to promote academic achievement and social growth within an environment enriched by economic and ethnic diversity.

Registration Fee:

• Registration Fee for 5k-$25.00

• Registration Fee for 1 Mile Run-$15.00

If you are interested in being a sponsor or participating in the 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, download a PDF form or register online from New Summit School’s website, To register online please go to Runners can also sign up the day of the race.