RCE Girls Running Club Runs in the Rain
Submitted by Alyssa Kiefer in RCS Highlights on December 04, 2018
The Redwood Christian Elementary girl’s running club, “Girls in the Race,” completed a 5K event on Saturday, December 1st. Proceeds from the race benefited Midway Women and Children’s Shelter of Alameda.
Braving pouring down rain and bay winds on the Bay Farm Island Trail (Alameda), the girls completed the race in good spirits. Running club coach and RCE Vice Principal Miss Sinisi credited the girls for their “awesome spirit” and how encouraging they were to each other. The club began training in September for the race, practicing on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Girls 3rd through 5th grade participated.
Girls were willing to stay in the rain for a little longer to receive rewards from their coaches. What were the rewards? Snacks!
“Every few years, we get a rainy run and walk that makes us appreciate that we are contributing to maintain a shelter for the homeless who otherwise might be out in the rain. This year was a real soak and thank you for showing up and participating,” said Mark Hovermale, event coordinator.