Centerville elementary school schedules its first 5K/10K run

April 2, 2013 by  

The Dr. John Hole Elementary School in Centerville, Ohio, will host a fun run for participants of all ages on April 14, 2013.

The “Tiger Trot” is the first annual 5K/10K and 1K run that the school has ever held, and everyone concerned with it is reportedly excited by the event. The run begins at 10 a.m. at the school (180 W. Whipp Road, Centerville) and is open to runners and walkers alike. The idea behind the event is to encourage families to pursue physical activities together as a means of promoting fun, healthy living.

The idea for the event was conceived at a PTO meeting when parents and teachers were discussing ways to help both the school and the community. Centerville currently participates in a program called ‘Girls on the Run’, which encourages girls to make running a part of their daily routine so they can experience the joy of running as well as its health benefits. The PTO decided to expand on that concept to include participants of all ages and abilities in a run.

Janelle Kime, the Tiger Trot organizer, said they had chosen ‘Shoes 4 the Shoeless’ as their charity, since the organization was founded by a parent of one of the school’s students. The money raised from registration fees will be split between the charity and the PTO, which will use its share for school programs. Pre-registration began today and participants can sign up for $20; otherwise the fee is $25 from April 3 through race day.

Race organizers often work with flyer printing services to create a mailer for area-wide distribution.