5K Walk/Run for Education & Fun Run

15th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Education

September 30th, 2018 was a gorgeous day with blue skies and 60 degree weather. A perfect day for runners as they set off to compete in the 15th 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!

Overall Results

Results by Age Group

Computerized chip timing and scoring by Just Finish, Inc.

View our photo gallery (additional photos will be added over the next few days)


2018 5K 1st Place Winners

Male: Kevin Carballo

Female: Alanna Hollborn

Some exciting facts about this year's 5K race:

  • We had a total of 381 runners come out for this event!
    • 315 5K runners of which, 144 were Elwood students and 3 members of the Board of Education.
  • 6 EMS and JGHS students beat Mr. Burke. 5 Boyd students beat Ms. Weiss and 20 EMS students beat Dr. Sapienza. Thank you to Mr. Burke, Ms. Weiss, and Dr. Sapienza for being up for the challenge and being good sports about it!

Fun Run

The Elwood Knight and Elwood Middle School Football team led a pack of 63 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 achieved that goal! Spectators cheered on the Knight, EMS football team and over 60 student and adult fun-runners!