Don't miss your chance to get fit and have fun, all while helping the district schools. Registration is still open for GDEF's 3rd annual Octoberfest 5K Road Race, Walk & Kids Run, Sunday, Oct. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Larter Field in Dunstable.

The 5K Walk starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Road Race at 9 a.m. and grade level races for K-6 students beginning at 10:30 a.m. This fun, family event features music provided by the Main Street Café, prizes by age level, and activities for the kids.

GDEF thanks its generous event sponsors, including new Bronze Sponsors -- Middlesex Savings Bank, McCusker & Associates, and Nicol Woodworks Tree Service; and refreshment donors -- Autumn Hills Orchard, Donelan's and Hannaford Supermarkets. Runners and walkers will automatically be entered into a post-race raffle for great prizes donated by area businesses: Bliss Bakery, Fitness Your Weigh, McEvoy Pottery, the Natural Market, Rise & Shine Fitness, Road ID, Therapeutic Massage of Pepperell, Tokyo Joe's Nashua, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, and Westford Regency Health Club.

Entry fees are just $25 for adults and $15 for the kids' races. Register online or by mail by visiting