The music was jammin’ pop songs way down the street at the Whittier Elementary School. The sky was bluer than blue. The air was crisper than a Granny Smith apple. Mother Goose felt that old urge to run, but this was not her day.
Today was the Whittier School Wildcat Fun Run! The school uses this event to raise funds for their PTO programs, and the kids are always happy to oblige — who wouldn’t want to get out of the classroom on a day like today? All they had to do was run or walk for thirty minutes and then enjoy a healthy snack. It was prrrrrfectly beautiful weather for running like a wildcat!
For two weeks prior to today, the kids collected pledges from their sponsors. Each student had a goal to raise $50. Of course, thanks to the extremely generous support of the family and friends of Mother Goose, AnnaRose far surpassed her $50 goal! And I say, “THANK YOU” to everybody who pitched in for the Whittier School PTO.
The fellow in yellow is Jason Lukehart — AnnaRose’s teacher this year for 4th grade. Mr. Lukehart ran the Chicago Marathon this past Sunday! He finished the whole 26.2 mile course and he can still run! His time for the race was 3:59:21, just a bit under four hours. The numbers are staggering, but out of all the finishers (37,455 runners), Mr. Lukehart finished in 11,497th place. And the average time for people who completed the marathon was 4:32:02. So YAY for you, Mr. Lukehart! Thanks for setting such a great example for the kids at your school.
And YAY for all the kids who ran today to raise money for Whittier Elementary School! You kiddos ROCK!
Love, Mother Goose