Central School is excited to announce the first annual Rockin’Ham 5K run! At a special Tuesday Morning Meeting on February 3rd (because of a snow day on February 2nd), a group of teachers came jogging into the gym in running clothes. They ran around the gym, out the door, and back in again to cross a finish line. Mrs. Steuwe was holding a stuffed pig, and she crossed the finish line first! Then Mrs. Pickering, Mrs. Durand, and Mr. Lawry explained that they were running to get everyone excited about the Rockin’Ham 5K!
Mrs. Pickering, Mr. Lawry, and Mrs. Durand are the coordinators of the 5K. Mrs. Durand said “The name of the race is Rockin’Ham 5K because we live in the town of Rockingham, and the logo was designed by Mrs. Shaw and shows a pig on a CES wagon with a electric guitar…so it is a rockin’ ham!” The 5K run will take place on Saturday, April 4th, and it will start at the Rockingham Recreation Center at 11:00 AM. The event is a fundraiser for the CES Parent Teacher Organization, and the goal is to raise $2000!
A company called 3C Race Productions will help CES to put on the race. This company will do the timing, bring the number bibs, and promote the race. Entry fees are $20 if registered by April 1st, $25 if registered between April 2nd and April 4th, and $6 for Central School students. There will be prizes for the top male and female finishers, and all student runners in 4th grade or below will receive a medal! In addition, the first 150 people to register before March 16th will receive t-shirts!
During the month of March, Mr. Lawry will have a running club for students in grades 2, 3 and 4. The running club will meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school so that students can practice their running in preparation for the race! A 5K race is five kilometers long, and it will consist of two 2.55 kilometer loops around Bellows Falls, beginning and ending at the Rockingham Recreation Center.
Businesses and individuals from the community are invited to sponsor the race or to donate prizes for a raffle that will take place on race day. Sponsors at a certain level will get their company name on the back of the t-shirt! There is a thermometer on the hall inside the front door that will track the amount of money that the 5K event raises. If you would like to sponsor the race, please contact the school at 463-4346!
If you are interested in running in the 5K, you can sign up online at https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/rockinham5k2015. If you would like to buy raffle tickets, you can purchase them from any CES student or staff member. The Rockin’Ham 5K will be an exciting, family-friendly, community event, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!!