5K Walk/Run for Education & Fun Run
14th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Education
October 1st, 2017 was a beautiful day with blue skies and 60 degree weather. A perfect day for runners as they set off to compete in the 14th annual 5K Walk/Run for Education. Elwood School District administrators and staff come out to support this exciting event either as cheerleaders or volunteers and some even ran in the race!
Computerized chip timing and scoring by Just Finish, Inc.
Male: Anthony Kirui
Female: Erica Fraiberg
Some exciting facts about this year's race:
- Of the 323 5K runners, 137 were Elwood students and 3 Board of Education members
- We had 63 Fun-Runners who participated in the 1 Mile Fun Run around the Elwood Middle School track
- 9 EMS and JGHS students beat Mr. Burke. 4 Boyd students beat Ms. Weiss.
- The 2017 Top Donor who collected the most in donations for his participation is Aidan Flood, a John Glenn High School student - Thank you Aidan and we hope to see you back next year!
New this year was the 1 Mile Fun Run open to all ages.
After James H. Boyd Intermediate School Principal, Dr. Denise Toscano, announced the start of the race, the Elwood Knight and Elwood Middle School Football team led the pack of runners in their first lap around the track. The goal was to run 4 laps around the track to make a mile and many participants acheived that goal! Superintendant of schools, Dr. Ken Bossert, and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Maureen Hull, cheered on the Knight, football team and over 60 fun-runners!