North Polk Central Elementary School held its 7th Annual Walk and Run 5K on Saturday, April 8 at the North Polk Football Stadium. It was a fun-filled morning for kids and adults. Participants had a great time and it was energizing to see so many people enjoying themselves and having fun as a family. There was participation from all over the district and outside participants as well. It is hoped to continue the tradition next year. Organizers thank everyone who participated and supported the students at Central Elementary.
Unofficial top runners of the day were:
Men - Kirk Leach 19:25
Women - Steph Kelsick 25:15
Boys - 17 to 11 - Thomas Jones 20:13
Girls – 17 to 11 - Nora Aschoff 28:52
Boys – 10 and under Evan Kelsick 24:30
Girls – 10 and under Jocelyn Manock 27:42
Congratulations to all runners and walkers! Many wonderful volunteers helped make the day run smoothly, and it was all made possible because of them. There were door prizes and refreshments after the 5K. Several businesses and people donated time, prizes, food or money to make this event a success and organizers express a heartfelt thank you to all of them.