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Sprinting toward physical fitness, students take part in 7th annual Apple Run

students running to the finish lineAfter being postponed once due to a waterlogged field, the students at A.W. Becker finally got their chance to race to the finish line on Oct. 15., during the 7th annual Natalie Krause Apple Run.

“I love the Apple Run,” Physical Education teacher Elyse Loughlin said. “It reminds me that when we are little we just love to move. Our students can’t wait to get out there and make that mad dash.”

The afternoon was filled with heart-healthy exercise to help teach students how physical fitness benefits the body. While the fun run was the main event, the kickoff assembly for Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, was not overshadowed.

Each year students in grades 2-5 are encouraged to raise money for the American Heart Association. The annual fundraiser wraps up on Dec. 11 with the school’s Jump Rope for Heart Celebration.

A.W. Becker teachers hope the programs help promote the positive effects of exercise and show students that volunteering can be a fun and positive experience for the whole community.