One final lap
Posted Thursday, October 31, 2013
Every Tuesday and Thursday they hit the pavement around Loveland Elementary School (LES); Tuesday, Oct. 29, under an arch of orange and black balloons, some of the 90 members of the LES Runner’s Club took their final jog of the season.
“We had the students keep track of how many laps they completed each day and when added up we totaled more than 1,900 miles run this season,” said Andrew Price, LES teacher and LES Runner’s Club sponsor. “That is enough miles to run from Loveland to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and back.”
In addition to the balloon arch, each runner had a race bib with their name on it, and Halloween-themed music playing at the start/finish line. As they completed each lap, runners were given a sticker to put on their bib to keep track of how many laps they ran. They left the season with a certificate showing how many total miles they completed for the season.
“We had some students who completed more than 40 miles during the course of Runners Club this year,” said Price. “We plan on starting up again in the spring, probably after spring break, and will run Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout April and May.”