On Saturday, May 16th, 2015 Fitness Council had yet another successful 5K event, which featured close to 300 young runners as part of the Girl Quest Boy Quest Program.
Youth in grades 3-7 from 11 schools across Jackson and Hillsdale counties participated in this final run ending their 10-week program. During these past 10-weeks participants learned valuable life skills such as teamwork, self-esteem, healthy living habits, and goal setting.
The event was spirited and full of energy. The guest DJ had kids jumping around and dancing, warming up their muscles before the run was set to begin. Family members, volunteer coaches, and other community members ran alongside the kids for the 3.1 mile event encouraging them to finish the course strong.
The finish line was a huge celebration. Most runners gave their last bit of energy to strongly finish their race. They were welcomed by cool water donated by MC Sports and a sub sandwich, donated by Subway of Jackson.
A huge thank you goes out to the volunteers who helped make this event a success as well as the participants who gave it their all.
And a big thank you to our sponsors of the Girl Quest Boy Quest program and our Spirit Run 5K. Dawn Foods Foundation, C. Thorrez Industries, Eaton Corporation, P & T Fitness, Williams Elementary PTA, Jonesville Health Care Plus, Quiet World Sports, Jonesville Fire Department, Griffiths Mechanical, Drakeland Farms, Crossfit Timoro, Coldwell Banker, MC Sports, Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, Subway, Breakout Drug Free.