With over 2,250 registered runners, the GEF’S first annual 5K & Color Run was a huge success.  The beautiful day was filled with over 4000 people, 35 business vendor booths, moon bounces, tons of wonderful food trucks, live music, a ribbon cutting, a 5K and a 1 mile color run! Color Run 0 5K 85K Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 3.56.13 PM

Riverdale Elementary & Middle helped us prepare for our pre-race activities by having their first GMSD pep rally!  RIVERDALE Staff & PTSA knows how to put on a show!


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Officer McGruff paid the race a visit!

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Incredible entertainment!

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Clean up crew     Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.44.36 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.46.05 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.45.26 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.45.37 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.45.45 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.45.57 PM 5K 0 5K 1 5K 2 5K5 Color Run 0 Color Run 1 Color Run 3Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.33.22 PMScreen Shot 2016-06-15 at 5.06.24 PMScreen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.37.43 PMScreen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.37.53 PMScreen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.36.17 PMScreen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.40.16 PMScreen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.38.24 PMScreen Shot 2016-06-15 at 5.01.31 PM

 

The purpose for these events is to raise funds, awareness and pride for our 5 public schools.  The highlight of our race day was the announcement of our STAR Teacher of the Year.  We are proud to announce that our friend, Principle Toyota, sponsored a new car for the S.T.A.R. Teacher of the year for a year, Riverdale’s own, Mrs. Tracy Tickle.

Congratulations Mrs. Tickle!

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The mantra for the day from everyone was “Community Minded” “Memories with Family” and “Tons of Fun”!

Our amazing community committee member team, school committee member team and Municipal PTA are the reason our race was such a success.  From soliciting sponsors to pushing initiative thru the schools, these committee members proved GMSD and Germantown are the right place to live & give.

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We wish to thank each and every sponsor, volunteer, registered runner and family member who participated in the wonderful event.

Thank You Sponsors!

Final t-shirt 2016

The GEF was able to give back over $19,000.00 to each of our Municipal Schools based on participation sign up under each school name as well as direct donations for that school at registration.  School totals below:

Farmington 524 participants plus donations:$6,580.00

Riverdale 415 participants plus donations: $5,337.50

Dogwood 225 participants plus donations: $3,810.75

HMS 152 participants plus donations: $1,896.00
HHS 120 participants plus donations: $1,431.75
Enjoy the photo’s from that day and see you next year!

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