Saturday, October 6, 2012

Gog-A-Thon

On Friday, Luke participated in his very first MCA Jog-A-Thon (or as he pronounces it, GOG-A-Thon).  It's an annual fundraiser for MCA and he could not have been more excited about it.  I've always been a part of the Upper School 5K Challenge, so I didn't know quite what to expect, but it was about the cutest thing I've ever seen :)

Before they got out to the "track", the kids walked down the deck and the older elementary kids all came out of their classrooms to cheer for the younger kids and give them high fives. They had pretend torches and they did cheers and it was ADORABLE!!!

Here's the Pre-K and Kinder student warming up in the center circle 
(There's a circle driveway in between our Lower and Upper School campuses and the Student Life Center - the smaller kids ran laps around this circle)

Dave volunteered to pass out water and he brought Mason with him, I was able to get one of my awesome co-workers to watch my class so I could watch and Haha came to cheer as well. 

Luke was getting ready to warm up when he saw all of us and came running :)

The Pre-K kids all got sweatbands - so cute!!!

Warming up with some jumping jacks...


Mason was anxious to hold the sign we made for Luke (and eat the glitter)...



Check out sweet boys headband :)
(PS - his best friend, Alyssa, is standing to his right)





Praying before they started running:

And they're OFF!!!


Seriously... the cutest little jogger I've ever seen...



Talking to his bud Tennyson as they finis another lap:




Dave passing out water and orange slices :)

A picture from Haha's phone:


The kids had 30 minutes to run and we anticipated Luke running 7 or 8 laps... he ended up blowing us all away and running TWENTY THREE!!!
Big thanks to everyone who sponsored Luke and supported MCA (especially Uncle Mark... since he was a per lap donor).  His first Jog-A-Thon was a FANTASTIC experience... we can't wait until next year!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Go Luke! I think he looks like Mark in these pictures!

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