American International College and the K-12 Teacher's Alliance present the second annual Run for Education. This 5k race highlights the great importance of our PreK-12 educators in both our children's lives and in our communities.
The Run for Education is an extension of AIC's long-standing commitments to create future educators and support our regional school systems. In the spirit of both academic and physical fitness, participants will race along the city of Springfield's storied State Street corridor to AIC's new track facility. The top three running teams will receive a cash prize, with an additional cash donation made to the school of their choice.
It is our hope that teachers, administrators, and runners at all skill levels will join AIC and the K-12 Teacher's Alliance in raising awareness of the essential role that our schools play in fashioning our future.
(Top Male and Top Female):
Three fastest runners on a team determine the team's cumulative time. Teams must consist of a minimum of 3 runners, and a maximum of 5 runners.
The weather was warm and the course was challenging, but that didn't bother the runners participating in the AIC Run for Education, June 10.
In the spirit of both academic and physical fitness, the more than 110 participants raced along the city of Springfield's storied State Street corridor from the Federal Courthouse to AIC's new track facility.
More than $5,000 in prize money was awarded to runners that competed in the first AIC Run for Education. Prize money was awarded to the top individual and team runners, as well as the Pre-K through 12th grade schools that they ran for.
The top prize of $2,500 was awarded to Southwick Tolland Regional High School after the team "Grading on a Curve" took first place in the team category on Sunday.
Sponsored by the K-12 Teacher's Alliance, the Run for Education is an extension of AIC's long-standing commitment to create future educators and to support our local and regional school systems.
At the conclusion of the race, runners were treated to free stretching exercises from area physical therapists and trainers, free snacks, give-away items and the ever-important cold, bottled water. Runners represented 25 schools throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Special thanks got out to all of the participants, organizers and sponsors. We look forward to an even bigger and better Run for Education in 2013!