NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
March 27, 2014 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Running Just for Fun!
WALNUT, CA--South Pointe Middle School students grabbed their tennis shoes and took to the track during a Fun Run held on March 27.
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.
Eighth grader John Dempsey was the1st Place Fun Run winner during 3rd Period. P.E Teacher Cameron Silvas met him at the finish line for a silly string celebration. Dempsey is also the fastest runner on the campus - he runs a 5.16 mile.
Eighth grade 1st Place winner John Dempsey met finishers with silly string at the finish line.
South Pointe students approaching the finish line during the Fun Run held on March 27.
Sixth graders Juhi Doshi, Itzel Cavral, and Ariel Cardona dressed up in tutus for the Fun Run at South Pointe Middle School on March 27.
Students gathered at the finish line to cheer for the racers.