Giles County to host Muddy ACCE Race to fund local kids going to college

GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) Giles County volunteers are working to prepare the first ever Muddy ACCE Race.

The 5K run will have 20 obstacles, including five in the New River. All the money raised in the event goes to the County's Access Community College Program (ACCE).

"All of the funds that are raised through this Muddy ACCE Race are going back to that scholarship program, and that allows Giles County to send our students to New River Community College completely tuition free for two years," Giles County Tourism and Marketing Director Cora Gnegy said.

"It helps me and everybody in this program have the opportunity to go to college, it gives us the opportunity that some people wouldn't normally have. It's extremely beneficial for our students," New River Community College Freshman and ACCE graduate Thomas Fields said.

The County hopes to raise at least $20,000 at the race on Oct. 1.

To sign up for the Muddy ACCE Race, click the link under the Related Links section of this article to register.