2019 5K Race
The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation, in partnership with the Elkhorn Soccer Club, held their 3rd Annual 5K Run on Saturday, September 14th. Close to 135 participants signed up for the 5K race and 100 yard Kids Dash. Prior to the race, 45 kids ran across the Elkhorn football field for the 100 yard Kids Dash. There were 88 runners signed up to run the 5K race which was professionally timed by Black Squirrel Timing. The 5K cross country style course began and ended in the Elkhorn football stadium. After the race, participants received bagels from Panera and water & bananas from Hy-Vee (156th & Maple). Medals were given to the top 3 overall winners, as well as the top 3 in 6 different age brackets. Ethan Walters claimed the overall title, with Jason Lange coming in second and Rachel Johnson coming in third.
More than just a morning of fun activity, it will be an important event to benefit special education programs for Elkhorn youth. The proceeds will aid both the Elkhorn Soccer Club’s High 5 Program and the Foundation’s Special Education Grant Program for Elkhorn Public Schools. The Soccer Club’s High 5 Program was created through funds raised from the previous 5K runs. It delivers innovative curriculum designed for players who, for physical, mental or emotional reasons, cannot commit to a conventionally structured soccer competition. The program addresses 5 key components/skills: motor, social, sensory, emotional & soccer. Through the Foundation’s Special Education Grant Program, we are able to fund requests from Elkhorn Special Education teachers in the district for items such as thematic language and cross-curricular activities, equipment for sensory processing needs, special education iPads, toys for play skills therapy and much more!
Through all of our generous sponsors and participants this year, we are able to give almost $3,000 to each program!
Please check out the video below for a recap of this family friendly community event. We look forward to racing with you next year!
Thank You 2019 Sponsors!
Elkhorn South Vet Clinic
Essential Motion Spine & Sport