Gainesville MS 5K Sat. Supports SERVE, Arts and Sciences

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments | Education

Participant in the Victory Lakes 2012 Community 5K.

Gainesville Middle School on Limestone Drive will hold its fourth annual 5K and one mile Fun Run on Saturday, Mar. 16 to raise funds for the school and SERVE of Northern Virginia. The entire community is invited.

“Last year we gave 100 percent of our proceeds to the Special Olympics. This year we have advertised that 50 percent will go to the school to support the arts and sciences, and 50 percent to the SERVE campus of Northern Virginia,” said Gainesville Middle School PTO Secretary Natash Sreekanth.

Gainesville Middle School has recently become a magnet school for the arts and sciences. Donations will go towards helping the school purchase new materials to make their programs successful.

Sreekanth hopes to make this year’s run as successful as last year, which had over 450 runners, but she will need the community’s help.

To date registration is “not as great as what we had last year,” Sreekanth said, because last year they had done more advertising in advance of the event.

This makes it the perfect opportunity for folks to come out and show support in their local community and also run in a family friendly environment.

The 5K Race will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Fun Run at 8 a.m. Both races begin on the school’s track. Runners then turn onto Limestone Drive, turn around by Limestone Pizza, go on to Holy Trinity Church and return back to the school track. It is designed to be a course that most people can do, even if they are not routine runners.

The fun run will circle around the school and bus loop. It is perfect for people of all ages, whether they want to run or walk.

Participants who have not yet registered can do so at the track beginning at 6:30 a.m. that day, or at the Running Store at Atlas Walk Drive in Gainesville from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 15.

The registration price for the 5K is $20 per person, $10 per person for 1 mile, or $25 combined. The price includes a t-shirt while availability lasts.

The top three runners in the following categories will receive medals: men and women ages 10 and under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and up.

Back in class, Gainesville students are competing to see which group or grade can register the most students.

Community business sponsors will also be out supporting the run. They include One Life Fitness and Gainesville Orthodontist on Limestone Drive and Fitness Together. The PTO is also holding a silent auction during the event.

There will be parking at Gainesville Middle School and overflow at Trinity Church.

More information can be found on the Gainesville Middle School website. The PTO is no longer accepting online registrations.

© 2013, Bristow Beat. All rights reserved.

Facebook Comments
Print Friendly

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Category: Education

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

banner ad