La Crescent, Minnesota (WXOW) - Friday the kids of La Crescent Middle School participated in the first annual Fit For Life Fun Run and Walk. The event was designed to get kids more active and leave them with a sense of accomplishment. But, it also raised over $4000 dollars which will go toward bikes and field trips for the students. The goal is to have a bike and a helmet for every student in phys ed classes.
After the race the students were awarded for things like Lancer Pride and most colorful outfits.
Sue Howe, Program Manager for Active Living La Crescent, said, "I think some of the students-this is the first time that they've ever done a race. I'm hoping that they're walking away with a feeling of-yes I accomplished something. I set a goal, I was able to get through this and you know what, it wasn't so bad and it would be fun to do some more."
Students from Winona State and the Boys and Girls club were waiting at the finish line with more fun activities, including a stationary blender bike to make their own smoothies.
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