By Walnut Valley Unified
South Pointe Middle School students grabbed their tennis shoes and took to the track during a Fun Run held today.
Students ran during their Physical Education classes throughout the day. Most wore their gym clothes, while other dressed up in crazy costumes with super hero capes, ballerina tutus, leopard tights and hot pink wigs during the first-time fitness event.
The 1½ mile-course took runners around the grassy field, through the gym, and then looped back to the field and to the finish line. The South Pointe Panthers competed for engraved 1st Place trophies and best costume prizes.
Teachers joined the fun with water spritzers and giant bubbles at stations around the course. The Art Department designed signs and the school band played during morning classes.
Sixth grade friends Juhi Doshi, Itzel Cavral and Ariel Cardona dressed up in tutu outfits for the Fun Run.
“It was long, but it was really fun!” Cardona said.
“Run, run, run and finish strong!” encouraged P.E. teacher and organizer Cameron Silvas as students crossed the finish line.
“There are just so many adult runs on the weekends, I thought why not bring it here?” Silvas said.
Next year she plans to host a Color Run at the school where teachers throw colored powder at students as they pass stations.
“When they cross the finish line they’re a rainbow!” she said.