SEARCY, Ark. – The United Way of White County is holding the first-ever Footloose in Fall 5K during the month of October. This virtual run/walk can be completed anywhere participants choose from their neighborhood to a treadmill and anytime from October 1st to October 31st at midnight.

The 5k race is a new fundraiser for the United Way of White County, a non-profit that has been helping the fight for education, financial stability, and health for all individuals in White County for over 40 years now. Founded in 1979, United Way of White County (UWWC) fundraises to support local programs and agencies that help children, families, citizens, and individuals here in White County. 

When looking for ways to fundraise for the upcoming year, UWWC was met with the challenge of how to involve the community in a safe healthy manner. After much discussion, they decided on the first-ever Footloose in Fall 5K Run/Walk. 

“What a better way to continue to promote health for our community in a broader aspect than a virtual run/walk,” said Nan Tucker, Executive Director of United Way of White County.

Participants can run this race anytime in October at the location of their choice. All you have to do is track your time and distance using your favorite running app and submit a photo of your performance to the race director no later than one week after your race.

“United Way of White County is excited to offer a safe, easy way to connect others from not only White County, but all around the nation for a good cause,” said Nan Tucker.

Participants have the option to purchase a t-shirt if they would like. All proceeds from both the run and t-shirt sales will go to the UWWC’s allowance for the 2021 year.

“This year it is more important than ever to work together towards the common goal of helping those in our community in need,” said Nan Tucker.

United Way of White County is also encouraging runners to share their runs with others by posting about it on Facebook and other social media platforms with the hashtag #Footloose5K.  

Those interested in participating in the Footloose in Fall 5K can go to or the race page to register.

Those that want to support the United Way of White County in other ways can donate by visiting or by texting LOCAL to 313131.