I love running, I love my kids, and I love their school. So I love that for the past four years I have had the privilege to be a co-organizer of the Boones Ferry Primary School 5k Fun Run that takes place in conjunction with the school’s Annual Fun Run fundraiser.
The annual Fun Run is the school’s biggest fundraiser. During the weeks leading up to the event, students collect money donations from their family and friends. On Fun Run Day, the classes take turns running laps on the running track, logging an average of four to six laps during their 15 minute run time. Afterwards they enjoy a bottle of water, apple slices and bananas.
It seemed only logical to add a run for the adults as well, so during the school lunch hour the adults run their 5k. The run starts on the running track, and it is an out-and back course through Graham Oaks Nature Park. The paved Tonquin Trail winds through oak savanna, and on a clear day you will get a good look at Mt Hood. The terrain is rolling, and there is a water station around the half way point.
Each participant will receive a Sport Tek event shirt and a goodie bag. Prizes are awarded to the top finisher, and every participant has a chance to win a raffle item.
Boones Ferry Primary 5k Fun Run Details:
When: Friday, October 17, 12 noon
Where: Boones Ferry Primary, Wilsonville, OR (Click for map)
Registration: print and mail/drop off the registration form
Registration cost: $30 by October 10th, $35 thereafter
Registration includes: tech event t-shirt, goodie bag, prizes for top finishers, raffle
Packet pickup: October 16th, 6:30-7:30pm, or day of event starting at 11am
Updates will also be posted on the Fun Run Facebook Event page.