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3rd Annual Sprint for Springfield Schools 5K Run/Walk Announced

By on Aug 16 2013.
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The following Press Release was submitted to Springfielder.com

Sprint for Springfield Schools 5K Run/Walk

Sprint for Springfield Schools 5K Run/Walk (Credit: Springfield Education Foundation)

The Springfield Education Foundation (SEF) announced Sunday, September 29th as the date of the third annual Sprint for Springfield Schools 5K Run/Walk.  After the tremendous success of the first two years which has generated over $25,000 for SEF, the 2013 event looks to be the largest one yet.

Similar to previous years, the Sprint for Springfield Schools 5K Run/Walk, a USA Track & Field Grand Prix event, will commence at 9:00 AM from the front parking lot of Jonathan Dayton High School.  The cost of the event is $25 in advance, $30 day of event ($23/$28 to USATF members). There will also be a Fun Run for children under the age of nine which will also be held at Jonathan Dayton High School, located at 139 Mountain Avenue in Springfield.  The cost of the Fun Run is $10.

“As we plan for the 3rd annual Sprint for Springfield Schools 5K Run/Walk, we are so humbled that this event has become a great kick-off to the school year and that it benefits the community on so many levels,” said Steve Wolcott, Springfield Education Foundation Race Coordinator.  “All the funds from this event go directly back to the schools to provide some of the extra enhancements in the classrooms as well as provide scholarships to graduating seniors.  Local businesses, and even some national ones, have really made the Sprint for Springfield Schools an event that we can all be proud of and encourages young and old to participate.”

As of today, the 2013 Sprint for Springfield Schools 5K Run/Walk corporate partners include:

  • Top Dawg – UBS DSP Wealth Management
  • Fun Run – Investors Bank
  • Finish Line Sponsor – No Body Denied Fitness (NBD)
  • Runner’s Bib Sponsor – Tracy Beveridge CPA
  • Photography Sponsor – Morgan Stanley The Rodrick/Jaramillo Group
  • Registration Sponsor – Champion Container Company
  • Overall Awards Sponsors – Ray Catena Mercedes Benz of Union
  • High Honor Roll – AT&T Pioneers, Liberty Garden Club, Print Media, Springfield Education Association, TD Bank, William S. Rich & Son Jewelers

Additional support is being provided from Education Law Group at Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper; Massage Envy and the UPS Store.

Thanks to the generous support last year from community sponsors and individual contributors, all proceeds benefitted the Springfield Education Foundation which strives to keep our children and teachers on the leading edge of learning.  Last year’s event generated over $12,000 and the money was put directly back into the classrooms.  Some of the projects that teachers will allocate the grant funds include art projects where students can draw upon the memory of sensory experiences as a source and ascertain if movement can be expressed, communicated or emoted in a material that is static; kindergarten students will incorporate experimentation and social interactions to develop mathematical skills; while another project aims to teach students real life skills like balancing and living within a budget, developing spread sheets  and creating business reports.

If interested in becoming a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Sprint for Springfield Schools 5K Run/Walk, please contact Marie Madden at memadden3@aol.com.

Registration is available now via the Springfield Education Foundation website, www.springfieldeducationfoundation.com or via Foundation’s Facebook page.  If you would like to be on the organizing committee or volunteer for the day of the race, please contact Steve Wolcott at stevewolcott@yahoo.com.

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