OREM — Best Buddies in Utah County will hold a 5K run/walk July 12 starting at 8 a.m. at Mountain View High School, ending on the Mountain View Stadium track.

The Best Buddies High Schools program being introduced into Utah County provides an opportunity for high school students to be matched in a one-to-one friendship with people who have intellectual disabilities.

Best Buddies has more than 550 high schools involved internationally with 10 currently in Utah. This run/walk is meant to introduce the program in Utah County.

Local participating members include the Down Syndrome Foundation, Big MAKs, Utah FEAT, the Davis County group of moms and the Special Olympics. Those interested may visit www.bestbuddiesutah.org for more information or call 801-468-1200.