Feb 18, 2011 5:15 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Teachers say: run in the halls today

Students from the Explorer Elementary school had a chance to run the halls on Friday and not get in trouble by their teachers.

Kids were running for donations at their annual "Hawk Hall Rush." All the money that is raised from the walk/run-a-thon goes towards reimbursing teachers for their out-of-pocket expenses that creep up during the year, as well as for planning free social events.

As one student pointed out, sometimes it is not about the competition, it is about enjoying the moment. Student Nikita Elsner says, "I don't really care if I beat people. I just want to have fun."

A fun fact about the run, it was meant to be held outdoors; however, with Colorado's unpredictable weather, the run was brought indoors one year and it has been done within the halls ever since.


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