RUN4RA is an annual all-school fitness event where each student in Kindergarten through Grade 8, along with faculty and staff, is challenged to run and/or walk for an age-appropriate length of time. Mrs. MacInnes, our Athletic Director, is excited to help our students "train" for the run during the weeks leading up to it by incorporating running activities into PE class that highlight stamina, pacing, and fun.
Students are encouraged to ask family members or friends to sponsor them by pledging a dollar amount for every minute they run. Running times vary depending on grade levels (listed below). Donations can range anywhere from $1 per minute to $25 or more!
RUN4RA will take place throughout the day on Friday, May 20. Parents and other sponsors are welcome to join us in support of our students as they run; and all are invited to stay for the outdoor BBQ prepared by Chef Paul and his team.
Kindergarten – Grade 2
Run/walk for 20 minutes
BBQ at 11:30
Grade 3 – Grade 5
Run/walk for 25 minutes
BBQ at 12:05
Grade 6 – Grade 8
Run/walk for 30 minutes
BBQ at 12:40
Our goal as a school community is to run for a total of 7,000 minutes!
RUN4RA is one of the most successful and well-received events of the school year. Last year, our community raised over $17, 000. Proceeds raised during this event will support the following teacher programs:
Teacher Enrichment Fund - The Teacher Enrichment Fund provides up to two teachers, selected from a pool of applicants, the opportunity to go on amazing, educational trips which help them grow as individuals and teachers. You can read about some of the incredible trips teachers have taken in previous years here.
Teacher Summer Grants - Summer grants are offered to teachers to provide the opportunity to research and prepare programs to enhance the programs at Ridgefield Academy/Landmark Preschool.
Teacher Professional Development - Ridgefield Academy recognizes the importance of continuing education for employees which may include enrollment in a degree program, conferences and seminars or other programs to enhance an employee’s skills.