Nothing starts spring off right like some fun and lighthearted family exercise and that is exactly what the 5th Annual Fun Run at The Riverside School had to offer all of us on Sunday, May 1, 2016. 70 runners and many more spectators gathered in the Cedar Circle to participate in a one mile and a 5k race geared towards all ages and ability levels. Meant as a fundraiser for the school, it doubles as a community- building event and provides opportunities for folks to get know one another better while getting into shape. All ages were represented, with our youngest runner being 2 but several more youngsters being pushed in strollers. Everyone enjoyed themselves especially our top male and female runners who were awarded delicious, homemade cupcakes and pies. As well, Stonyfield Yogurt and Cliff Bar generously donated snacks and area businesses provided swag for raffle prizes.
The Fun Run is one of many fundraisers that the parents of The Riverside School help with to bridge the gap between tuition costs and programming. We are so thankful to have such a supportive parent group and community to help foster the education and experiences of the students. These events would not be possible without the generosity and commitment of the families and the far-reaching Riverside community.