Suffolk University's chapter of Best Buddies will participate in the Step by Step 5k Run/Walk fund-raiser along the banks of the Charles River at Artesani Park, Brighton, on April 13, 2007.

Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

The course is a flat, fast, sanctioned 5k loop around the Charles River on sidewalks, paths, and grass. Runners and walkers should arrive at 10:30 a.m. for an 11 a.m. start. The race will be held rain or shine.

Women's and men's prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each age category.

There also will be raffle prizes, food, and beverages and arts and crafts and a three-legged race for the kids. The first 150 registrants will receive T-shirts.