On you Mark… Get Set… GO!! The raced kicked off with words from Ivory Crockett, the fastest man in the world, (read more about his story here) the runners and walkers were on their way! Coming in first place were some pretty fast kids from our own Hixson Middle School! Overall male and female winners, Emerson Lack and Grace Ely, are in the 8th grade at Hixson. Congratulations to them both!
As finishers completed the run, the excitement continued inside the high school at the Pancake Breakfast and Kids Activities Fair. Chris’ Cakes outperformed again and served THOUSANDS of pancakes to hungry families. And while the parents waited in the line, the little kids kept busy with the Kids Activity Fair hosted by the Child Development Department at WGHS. Arts and crafts, sticky fingers, full bellies and lot of smiles filled the inside of WGHS!
One of the biggest highlights of the morning was the much anticipated 100 yard dash. Our first group of runners was a new and FUN competition this year. Fredbird AND Louie battled it out for who could finish first! It was a photo finish to the end!! Next up was the pre k runners, and followed was each grade though 6th grade. Speedy runners crossed the finish line faster than you could believe!!
The money raised during this fun community event helps the Webster Groves School District Foundation carry out its mission of expanding learning opportunities for the students of the district. In addition to providing students and teachers with innovative new curriculum, materials and experiences, the Foundation uses proceeds from the Run for Webster to award annual Ivory Crockett Scholarships to several graduating seniors who are entering college in health-related fields.
The Ivory Crockett Run for Webster continues to be one of the best community events in Webster Groves. Evident by the WGHS Band, WGHS Cheerleaders, WGFD Fire Truck, WG Mayor Gerry Welch, WGSD Student Singers, WGSD Administration, Adult and Student Volunteers and Community Sponsors. Without all this support, none of this could take place. Thank you Webster Groves! We can’t wait to see you next year, October 20th, 2018 at the start line!