The Buddy Run is a chip-timed 5K run with a non-competitive 2-mile roller run and a 1-mile family walk.
Also returning is the Itty-Bitty-Buddy dash for children ages 6 and under.
Race packet pickup and registration takes place Friday, Sept. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dirty Dogs, 929 Heritage Lake Road,and also from 6:30 to 8 a.m. the day of the race.
The course is run through the Heritage neighborhood starting behind Walgreens near Rogers and Heritage Lake Roads.
Food items for the Backpack Buddies are collected during registration and at the race. Items needed are applesauce or fruit cups, snack bars, cereal cups, juice boxes or pouches, etc. Gift cards from grocery stores are also welcomed.
A 20 percent discount is offered for online registration through Sept. 17 at FSSeries.com/BuddyRun, using the discount code 2014BRNEWBPB.
For more information, see milesintosmiles.com.