Ocracoke School. Photo by P. Vankevich
Ocracoke School. Photo by P. Vankevich

The students at Ocracoke School will walk, jog and run their way toward a healthier life this year while raising funds for their school from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 19) at the school campus.

The school is implementing a program called My School Color Run where the students each select a personal mileage goal, then spend up to eight weeks logging miles to reach their goal.  Students will seek pledges based on their mileage goal. At the completion of the training period, the school will celebrate with a color run where participants will be doused in colored celebration powder.

The Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fund raising.  Rather than sell goods, this program engages the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to instill a life-long healthy way of living.

“We’re extremely excited about the launch of the My School Color Run Program at our school,” said Ivey Belch, PTA President.

“We’re looking forward to involving our entire student body and faculty in a fun and healthy program.  We want to engage the entire community and encourage local businesses and individual community members to get involved,” Belch added.

Besides individual student pledges, the school will accept business pledges.

Additionally, the final color celebration run will be open to the public.  Interested participants can register for the run by Sept. 17 by visiting https://ocracokemscr.eventbrite.com, or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event.

Anyone interested in a form can contact Ivey Belch at 252-921-0021, or email iveybelch@gmail.com.

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