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Runners Raise $550 for the Arthritis Foundation
The Mustang Running Club had representatives from seven different Midland families participate in the 23rd annual Jingle Bell Run on December 11. The event took place in the Meritex storage facilities, and was done entirely underground! Everyone finished the run with smiles, not only because they finished, but because they had helped raise money for the Arthritis Foundation.
A total of 16 Midlanders did the 5K run, completing two loops of the course in the 68-degree temperatures. Representing Midland were the Martin family, the Resz family, the Courtad family, Christina Svoboda, the Nauman boys, Janet O'Rear, and Lisa Engelse. The first MAA student to finish was Isaiah Courtad (must be in the gene pool), finishing third in his age group with a time of 22:07. Coach Courtad continued his fine form, finishing second overall out of 1300 total runners. (for a list of all times and finishers, click here)
MRC Does the Thanksgiving 5KMidland Mustang Running Club had a good turn out at the Thanksgiving Day 5K. Among the 6800 participants were the entire Resz family, Alex, Carrie, Andrew, and Mr. Helmer, Andrew Reed, Mrs. Ingelse, Isaiah and Savannah Courtad, plus Mr. & Mrs. Courtad. For several Midland runners, this was their first 5K.
According to Coach Courtad, this is the largest Thanksgiving Day run in Kansas City. He said afterwards, "it was a beautiful day to run. I'd also like to mention that Andrew Reed was the first Midland student to finish!"
He added that several members of the club will be doing the Jingle Bell Run on December 11 - an underground 5K - and would welcome anyone join them! Oh, in case you were wondering, Coach finished 10th in the Thanksgiving Day run out of 6800 runners...
Let's Move Day
The North American Division set aside Sunday, September 25, 2011 as Let’s Move Day. In response, Midland hosted a 5K fun run/walk to get as many people as possible involved in physical activity on this special day. Between 30 and 40 people took part, including some from the Lincoln, NE area.
All participants contributed to the total miles completed, which turned out to be close to 120 miles. Sophomore Andrew Reed led the pack home, finishing first on a cool September morning with a time of 24 minutes, 52 seconds. "It was a beautiful morning and a great time to walk/run together as a school family to help promote a healthy lifestyle," says Principal Trudy Hoffman.
Mustang Running Club
Who? Midland Adventist Academy students, parents, faculty, pastors, church members, and friends! This club is for anyone who wants to have a great time running. Our goal is to promote healthy living and experience the joy of long distance running. Come and try it out!
What? This is a club that meets each week to run for fitness and fun. You will also have the option to participate in some Sunday road races.
When? We will start off meeting on Wednesdays right after school (3:30 pm).
Where? We will meet at Midland Adventist Academy in the lunch room on Wednesdays. We will have occasional Sunday training runs – time and place TBA.
Why? We want to provide an opportunity for anyone who wants to get active, set healthy goals, and work to achieve them. Members can improve their health and experience the benefits of long distance running as they have fun socializing with peers and other adults.
You can find further details and a permission slip here...