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Run 4 Education, sponsored by the SAISD Foundation
Media AdvisoryWho: Some 3,500 SAISD staff, students, parents and community members (many in their first 5K) and their running sponsors
What: Run 4 Education, sponsored by the SAISD Foundation
When: March 5 (Sat) – 9:30 a.m. race start
Where: Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta Drive (starts at parking lot entrance closest to the stadium)
Participants will be welcomed by the Whittier Middle School mariachi, who will begin performing at 8:45 a.m. on the Alamo Stadium field, and Rampage mascot T-Bone.
The route for this yearly family-friendly spring favorite will proceed up Stadium Drive, south of Trinity University, and into the neighborhoods south of Mulberry Avenue on an out-and- back route, with a final lap in Alamo Stadium where the sight of participants dashing across the finish line will be captured on the stadium's state-of-the-art Daktronics digital scoreboard. Among those crossing the finish line will be school running clubs funded by sponsor the SAISD Foundation.
Festivities will include a health festival with freebies in the Alamo Convocation Center following the race. Proceeds benefit SAISD students with prizes bestowed in the amounts of $1,000, $500 or $250 for up to nine schools for highest participation levels and grants given to campuses for running- and health- and wellness-related clubs. In addition to the SAISD Foundation, other sponsors include H-E-B and Whataburger. For more information and to register online go to the event section at: www.saisdfoundation.com.
About SAISD Foundation
The SAISD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that exists solely to support the District’s schools, programs and teachers. Since its inception in 2007, the foundation has awarded over $2 million in teaching grants, strategic initiatives and scholarships.