Give It Back Track is the annual race of the Huntsville Inner City Learning Center (HICLC), whose mission is “To grow our students into Christ-like, lifelong learners and socially responsible citizens through after-school programs focusing on Biblical knowledge, mentoring, and academic support.” HICLC serves students in the inner city community from K – 8th grades.
More than just a race, the Give It Back Track was started by HICLC founder, Art Leslie, as a way to teach the students the importance of giving back to the community. Rather than race proceeds benefiting HICLC, the students select the organization they would like to give back to – this year’s race benefits Heart to Heart Pet Partners, Inc., who provides highly trained teams of handlers and certified animals to approved assisted living and long-term care facilities, educational programs and medical facilities.
This race uses the Liz Hurley 5K course, a certified 5K course, which takes runners through beautiful downtown Huntsville, including the Twickenham and Old Town Historic Districts. The race starts at the corner of Lowe Avenue and Adams Street, and ends at Huntsville Junior High School.