Getting in shape for a cause at Trailside Elementary | ParkRecord.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Getting in shape for a cause at Trailside Elementary

Dale Thompson, Of the Record staff
Becky Brady takes her third grade class outside once or twice a day to do laps around the school They are training to participate in Race for the Cure on May 13.
3Edu

As the Chinese proverb goes, the longest journey begins with a single step and Becky Brady’s class is taking lots of them. Her third graders at Trailside Elementary School have been in training for Race for the Cure since January, and the children are eager to walk the 5K in Salt Lake come May 13.

Every day during the week her students do laps around the school building. Sometimes they go twice a day, and usually they make three to six rounds, but they have done as many as eight.

"With the kids it’s a great time to talk to them. They’re happy to be outside," Brady said.

Nineteen of her students are participating in the race and many of them will be bringing family. Combined, the students have brought in $900 for the race through their entry fees. The principal, Martha Crook, also plans to participate.

"As a team we get to pick up our shirts and numbers a week early," Brady said, adding that getting their shirts early will be a nice treat for the kids.

Jayla Lundstrom’s grandmother, a two-time survivor of breast cancer, is flying from South Dakota to take part in the race.

"It’s a good cause and it’s just fun," Lundstrom said.

Roman Saiki said it took the class about half an hour the day they decided to do eight laps around the school, but he enjoys the time outdoors.

"I love it. It gives you exercise and it also gets your metabolism going and you get better," he said.

The students have picked up trash along their walks, and many of them say even after the race they will continue doing the activity.

"It helps your heart," said Stephanie Reiss.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Park City and Summit County make the Park Record's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User