Running for fun and the fund raises $10,000 for District 153

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Running for fun and the fund raises $10,000 for District 153

September 29, 2015 - 16:36
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Runners and walkers of all ages participate in the 
annual District 153 Fund Run to help raise money 
for faculty development.

Runners had a perfect day on Sunday, Sept. 20, for the Foundation 153 Fund Run.

District 153 Superintendent 
Dale Mitchell ran the race 
dressed as a pirate. 

This 5K run/walk, with added fun and games for younger children, helped the Homewood District 153 Schools Foundation raise money that goes directly into school projects.

The estimated $10,000 raised will help underwrite faculty enrichment programs.

"The board of directors of Foundation 153 was thrilled with the turnout for the annual Fund Run 5k, one of our most enjoyable community events, hosting nearly 600 moms and dads, students and siblings, faculty and administrators and neighborhood runners," said Jennifer Quirke, Foundation 153 president.

"The perfect weather, friendly atmosphere and spirit of competition set the stage for a great event, and the popsicles at the end of the Kids' Dash ensured that everyone went home smiling," she noted.

District 153 Superintendent Dale Mitchell came in a pirate’s costume. His challenge to outrun him was handled easily by 100 runners. Mitchell added $100, or $1 per runner, to the Fund Run total.

Prizes were awarded:

Female winners: first place—Chloe Castady, 12, of Homewood; second place—Meghan Radosta, 42, of Flossmoor; and third place—Carolyn Scanlon, 37, of New Lenox.

Male winners: first place—Greg Castady, 42, of Homewood; second place—Brian Knell, 42, of Homewood; and third place—Adam Freeman, 12, of Homewood.

Members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School 
band perform the national anthem prior to the start 

of the race.

Photos by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle.