Thursday November 08, 2018
“Go! Go! Go,” chanted Patrick Knepp’s fourth grade class. The students were cheering on fellow racers at the Rick Marcotte Central School’s first Fun Run held mid-October. Sponsored by the RMCS PTO, the schoolwide event brought students, parents, and teachers together at the RMCS playing fields in support of school. Also attending were South Burlington police officers, the Vermont Children’s Hospital’s Monty the Moose, and the Lake Monster’s mascot, Champ.
Before each grade ran the course, the morning started with a group picture in front of the school where, dressed in a rainbow of colors, the students posed with their best smiles. The fourth and fifth graders were then called to the starting line to kick things off, while the other grades lined the course to cheer them on.
The race course, decorated with signs of encouragement, followed the perimeter of the playing fields. Students, along with many of their teachers, ran in loops around the field. At the end of the course, the runners passed through an archway of balloons, but not before giving plenty of high-fives to their schoolmates.
Smiles and positive attitudes abounded, and it was not uncommon to hear kids say, “I wish we could start every day like this!”
After all the grades took their turn running the course, a popsicle celebration capped the event. A fundraiser for the PTO, all proceeds from the Fun Run go right back to the school, supporting enrichment and community building activities for the students.
By Abby Crocker, RMCS PTO