(St. Augustine, Fla.) – Investing in Kids (INK!) and Historic Tours of America have announced this year’s 4th Annual Jail Break 5K run and walk fundraiser. This year, the Halloween Weekend Jailbreak 5K is themed as Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead. The event will be held on Saturday, October 26 beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 12 pm at the Old Jail Museum, 167 San Marco Blvd. in St. Augustine, Fla. Family friendly activities include adult and children “jail breakers” who plan their escape from the 128-year-old historic venue and run through parts of St. Augustine, over scenic ocean, river and Intracoastal Waterway views on the Francis and Mary Usina “Vilano” Bridge, and wrap up at Vilano Beach Pavilion, 20 Vilano Road in St. Augustine. The event is a 5K USA Track & Field (USATF) Certified Course # FL17069TY.

Runners will receive the newly designed finisher’s medal, then be rounded-up as “prisoners” and transported back to the Old Jail for festivities with food by Woodpeckers Backyard BBQ; DJ provided by White Tie Events; children’s temporary tattoos and face painting, and a La Hora Loca (the crazy hour) live show with stilt walkers, carnival dancers, drummers, costumes, props, party favors, and more. A Halloween costume contest sponsored by Ghosts and Gravestones will include cash prizes for first place with $500, second place with $250, and third place with $100. Additionally, pre-race warm up activities will feature Funkytown Fitness, and a live musical performance of the National Anthem.

Proceeds will be donated to benefit the innovative programs and classroom resources, and promote academic success for all St Johns County public school students and teachers.

Early registration is $25 for each participant until Monday, October 14. Starting Tuesday, October 15, tickets are $30 for each participant before race day. Day of race entries are $35 per participant. Free parking is available at Old Town Trolley locations including 167 San Marco Ave., 1305 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. and 1700 Ponce De Leon Blvd. in St. Augustine.

For more information and to register, visit the website at www.ink-stjohns.org. Contact David “Davey” Hartzel, INK! Director of Fund Development at 904-293-9595 or email david.hartzel@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

INK! (Investing in Kids) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and leads education efforts to directly benefit the educators and students of St. Johns County public schools. Their mission is to provide innovative programs and classroom resources to promote the academic success for all students in St Johns County public schools. Since 1994, INK! (Investing in Kids) has led the effort to cultivate academic success for students and teachers through funding, teacher enrichment, classroom initiatives, and community inspiration.

Old Jail Museum is an integral part of St. Augustine’s rich heritage and features unique personalities as important roles for Historic Tours of America and Old Town Trolley Tours along with a 17-year community entertainment partnership. Trolleys, shuttle transportation and entertainment stops are featured throughout historic St. Augustine for visitors and residents offering 23 stops with more than 100 points of interest. The trolleys are eco-friendly and noise sensitive to the surroundings and neighborhoods around the City. For more information, visit http://www.trolleytours.com/st-augustine or call 904-829-3800.