The Rochambeau Middle School (RMS) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is organizing the first annual Run with the Rams 5K, a family-oriented celebration of fitness and fun. The race is also a fundraiser for new technology to support RMS academics.
Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate on October 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Pomperaug High School, 234 Judd Road in Southbury. Interested participants can register to run, walk or volunteer at www.runwiththerams.com through October 23, 2014 or on the day of the race until 8:30 a.m. Race entry is $20 per person prior to the race, $25 per person on site.
“This race has been in development for three years and I’m very excited to see many of our families and members of our community to come together at this fun and healthy activity,” said RMS Principal Michael Bernardi. “RMS Physical Education Teacher, Ms. Geri Ristow, and a small group of committed parents have been the driving force behind this 5K. We hope to see many of our students, their families, and our teachers and staff taking part in this wonderful community event as walkers, runners, or volunteers.”
The Run with the Rams 5K comes at a time when the Rochambeau Cross Country team has enjoyed incredible participation and exceptional state championship success.
“More and more we see the kids on the RMS cross country and Nutmeg squads inspire their parents to take on running. We are excited not only to see our athletes take part in the Run with the Rams 5K event, but to see whole families participate together,” said RMS Cross Country Coach Jeromie Schumacher.
The co-organizers of the Run are PTO parents Christine Hunihan and Nikki Bernardi.
“Combining fitness, fun and fundraising for much needed technology supplies brings together the best of all worlds,” said Mrs. Hunihan. “Not only will we come closer to our goal of purchasing new technology to support RMS teachers and staff, we’ll inspire the community-at-large to get out and get moving on what we hope is a beautiful autumn morning.”