By Thomas Gropp
Monday, April 30 (Rain Date Wed., May 2)
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
behind Elm Road Elementary School
59400 Elm Road, Mishawaka
“Running is Elementary” is gearing up for another great year! This is the 10th year for the one mile, non-competitive run which will feature the participation of almost 700 fourth and fifth grade students from all 11 P-H-M elementary schools. This event is free to students and takes place on the Penn cross-country course located behind Elm Road Elementary School.
Horizon physical education teacher and P-H-M’s 2009 Teacher of the Year Cindy Batalis began this event in 2008. Running has always been a true passion for Batalis and she shares that passion with students by organizing this yearly event.
Each school year fourth and fifth graders are encouraged to join the running club at each of P-H-M’s elementary schools. The kids go through this six-week club trained by designated coaches at each school. The end of the six weeks is then celebrated by participating in the Running is Elementary run.
The event is hosted by the P-H-M Education Foundation and Corporations for Education.