More than 900 students, parents and family and community members took part in the second annual Great Pumpkin Fun Run, hosted at Cedar Brook Elementary recently.
The Great Pumpkin Fun Run was held Oct. 18 at the campus Spark Park. Event organizers report that this special event produced many big smiles, much physical activity, good encouragement and bright memories.
Almost 300 students participated in either the 1 mile race or optional 2 mile route that circled the entire Cedar Brook Elementary campus. The campus fun run was organized by Courtney Roberts and Marla Squires. The Cedar Brook Elementary Health Fitness Department/CSHAC Committee was the event host.
More than 50 members of the school faculty and staff assisted. Faculty and staff provided scholarships to students in need, arrived early to help set up, assisted at running stations, and stayed late for to break down equipment and clean up. Cedar Brook Elementary’s Student Council helped with set up early, and then helped clean up, too.
Multiple participation level options encouraged as many students and families to participate as possible. Runners received a bright, orange pumpkin and other awards to mark event achievement.
The Bunker Hill HEB provided post-race bananas and water for runners. A special appearance was made by HEB’s Buddy mascot.
In addition, bagels were provided by the New York Bagel Shop.