Fun Run to benefit students

Published 1:30 pm Monday, October 15, 2012

Keith Jones commenced the fourth annual Calera Eagle 5K/10K Fun Run with a shotgun start. (Contributed)

By MOLLIE BROWN / Community Columnist

The Calera High PTO will hold its fifth annual Calera Eagle 5K/10K Fun Run on Oct. 27. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Calera High School, follows a course through downtown Calera and returns up Calera Eagle Drive for the finish.

Principal Richard Bishop said funds raised will be used for classroom materials and scholarships. “Last year we used the funds from this event to pay for three scholarships and support instruction in the classroom. This year our goal is to continue to provide needed classroom supplies to our teachers and students, as well as scholarships,” he said.

The PTO has set a goal of $20,000. Businesses that partner with the school in this endeavor receive increased business flow and year-round advertising, build positive relations with the schools and community and help promote a healthy lifestyle.

Sponsorships are: $500 platinum sponsor—company name appears on the race website, t-shirts, goodie bags, finish line and school marquee from the time of the agreement through the end of the school year; $200 gold sponsor—company name appears on the race website, t-shirts, goodie bags and school marquee from the time of the agreement through race day; $100 silver sponsor—company name on the race website, T-shirts and goodie bags. Awards sponsor- restaurants donating certificates awarded to division winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony. Sponsorship level is based on dollar value of certificates donated.

Sponsors receive courtesy participant entries and the option to place advertisements in the goodie bags. Bishop said the school is open to other sponsorships “to make it possible for all businesses to be part of this exciting event.”

Divisions are by age, male and female: 0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 up. Early participant registration fees are: $25/10K, $20/5K, $20/Fun Run; add $5 after Oct. 24. CHS students are offered a discounted rate of $15. They must register at the school office to receive the discount.

Online registration is available at through midnight Oct. 25. Download a registration form at Call the school for additional information, 682-6100 press 0 for the operator.


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