Going the distance for students helps runners reach finish line at 5K event

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Nearly 500 runners, 498 to be exact, registered to participate in the inaugural Superintendent’s Scholarship Run on Saturday, May 16, at Woodrow Wilson High School. The run raised funds to help send deserving high school seniors to college.

Participants ranged from seasoned runners and school groups to senior citizens and district staff who received support along the way from cheerleaders, drill team members and athletes. After crossing the finish line, runners perused the booths in “Race Alley,” where they learned about district programs such as School Choice, Early Childhood and STEM and sampled products from the vendors who sponsored the event.

Serving as honorary chairman of the event was Tim Brown, who graduated from Woodrow Wilson in 1984, won the Heisman Trophy while playing football for Notre Dame and is a 2015 inductee into the NFL Hall of Fame.

Superintendent Mike Miles laced up and joined other runners on the course. He reflects on the experience in his new blog, Three Minute Miles.

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