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The Cloquet River Run is a fundraising activity that promotes healthy lifestyles in our children and community. Beginning in 2007, people of all ages have participated in the 1 mile or 5K run/walk.  Many people also come out to volunteer and cheer!  Both races start and end at the Churchill Elementary School Playground.  The “little kids race” gives children up to age 6 the opportunity to participate on a short sprint on the playground field.  The vision of this event has expanded and evolved into a very popular family-friendly yet challenging opportunity for health and fitness.  It is a fun community event and includes a wonderful spaghetti feed at packet pick-up the night before.  Kids are very involved from designing the artwork for the race shirts to providing entertainment at the pasta feed.  They also participate in a practice 1 mile run/walk a few weeks before the event at school!

Race proceeds will go toward health-related equipment and programs and technology purchases for Churchill Elementary School. Due to our increasing numbers and many incredibly generous sponsors we have been able to help fund these Churchill projects, many of which are on-going:

  • Churchill Playground- helped with remaining payments owed
  • Purchase of I-Pads and Technology Support for Education
  • 2 Water Bottle Filling Stations
  • Healthy Snack Fridays for the Students – healthy snacks and fresh produce distributed to the children 2 Fridays each month
  • Fruit and Veggie Taste-Testing Classroom Activity
  • Kids Run the Nation – an after school student group that focuses on health and fitness
  • Adventures in Fitness for SmartBoard – a classroom fitness activity subscription to be utilized on those sub-zero and inside recess days.
  • Set of Playground Balls for Each Grade
  • Inspirational Health and Wellness Speakers for School Assembly
  • New “GaGa Pit” – Playground Game (Kids Love This!)
  • Volleyball Net
  • Funds set aside to provide scholarships and reduced fees for children to participate in this event.

Come and get involved in the Cloquet River Run!  Be a participant, a volunteer, a sponsor, or a spectator!  Find out for yourself!