Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Ohio Township 5k and Kids Fun Run

The Ohio Township 5k and Kids Fun Run that will take place at Ohio Township Park on Saturday, September 12.

What makes this race so unique is the involvement of the 8th Grade class.  During the month of April, the entire 8th grade class worked with the Ohio Twp. Director of Parks & Recreation, Andy Rubino to plan the race.  In each Civics class, students worked in small teams on a variety of tasks.  Some Students developed the t-shirt, the registration form, and course route.  They designed posters, fliers, commercials for announcements, and awards.  Students also called local businesses to secure monetary donations to sponsor the race.  The students selected Animal Friends to receive a donation from the proceeds of the race.  Other groups researched the history of the race and called previous race winners to invite them to come back and participate in this year's race.  Another group wrote letters to local businesses to ask permission to display fliers and posters to advertise the race.

All of the students work was shared with Mr. Rubino and the race is now open for registration.  You can register online at:  http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=33312  (the logo for the race on this website was designed by 8th grade student, Isabel Thompson)

A paper registration form (designed by students in my Period D Civics class) is attached to this email.

I think this is a great opportunity for students to showcase their work to the community.  Please let me know if you need any additional information about the event.


Jason Smith

Registration & Information (pdf)