Pre-race festivities and packet pick-up on June 16 include fun activities for the entire family at the Foothills Brewery Tasting Room.

Runners, walkers and volunteers are encouraged to mark their calendars for the 5th annual A Brighter Path Race on Saturday, June 17 with 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run distances.  The event is hosted by IFB Solutions, formerly known as Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, and its supporting IFB Solutions Foundation.

More than 200 runners are expected to participate, including several IFB employees who are blind. The 10K begins at 7:30 a.m., the 5K at 7:45 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 registrants. Runners and volunteers can visit for complete event details. The course begins and ends at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds with free parking available through Gate 5 on Deacon Boulevard.

Runners and walkers who are blind or visually impaired, and their guides, participate for free. All other participants pay $35 for the 10K and $25 for the 5K. The 1 Mile Fun Run is free of charge for everyone. Online registration closes June 14 at midnight.

Packet pick-up and pre-race festivities will be held from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16 at the Foothills Brewery Tasting Room at 3800 Kimwell Drive in Winston-Salem, N.C.

IFB Solutions will host activities and share information about its community programs and services. All IFB community programs are provided free of charge to adults and children who are blind or visually impaired, with funding provided by events like A Brighter Path Race and the annual After Dark Gala held in September.