Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ridge Creek School's Running Club Participants at the 5k Etowah River Run

With five students finishing in the top half of a 600-person, charitable run, the
Ridge Creek Running Club made a strong showing at its first outing. The
5k Etowah River Run is an annual event staged to raise money for a worthy
environmental cause. Participants come from all over the southeast to lend
their time, muscles, and feet to help finance the clean-up and maintenance of
the Etowah River and watershed, a vital water source and recreational area
for Lumpkin and surrounding counties. With 600 participants, the course was
packed, and, yet, several RCS Running Club members managed to make
strong finishes. 3 student club members completed the race in the top 100
and 3 others placed highly in the top half of the field. With this run under
their belt, club members are looking forward to their next challenge, a 5k run
benefiting efforts to fight childhood obesity to be staged this coming weekend.