LES Runners Club turns three!
The Loveland Elementary School (LES) Runners Club celebrated its annual final run for the fall season Thursday, Oct. 30. This year, around 80 fourth-grade students met every Tuesday and Thursday through September and October to promote healthy living.
“I hope our participants are gaining a realization that running can be very satisfying and rewarding,” said LES Teacher Andrew Price, who also coordinates the Runner’s Club activities. “Many of our students – when thinking about running a 5K – probably think to themselves that they would never be able to run three miles. But, after coming to LES Runners Club for a couple of weeks they realize that six laps (the equivalent of three miles) is not as daunting as it first seemed.”
For the final run this fall season, runners were joined by teachers and parents; all dressed in their favorite Tiger spirit wear. Even though the fall season is complete – the hope is that the lesson learned is lifelong.
“We encourage our runners to do the annual Tiger Trot at Loveland Intermediate School every spring and for many of them it is their very first 5K race,” said Price. “They are so proud of themselves when they finish and I hope it translates into a lifelong love of running.”
Photo caption: LES Runners Club in action – students, parents and teacher get a strong start for the final race in front of Loveland Elementary School Thursday, Oct. 30.