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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Brookview Montessori School hosts 5th Annual Pirate Run 5K/10K on September 22
Benton Harbor, MI.- Brookview Montessori School welcomes the public on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 8:30 am to join in the fun at the 5th Annual Brookview Pirate Run. For 3 years, the school held their annual 5K in April. Then in 2014, the event was moved to September with the addition of a Pirate theme and a 10K run option. Both kids and adults alike get into the fun and don pirate costumes!
Participants can celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day with the option to run or walk the 5K distance, and runners may choose to complete two laps of the route for a 10K distance. The stroller friendly course loops from the Brookview Montessori School campus through the beautiful Benton Township River Park along the St. Joseph River. Ye might even spy a pirate or two... arrghh matey!
"To encourage healthy activity for children, we welcome youth ages 10 and under to participate in the free Kids' Fun Run at 8:30 am. Supervised play is also provided for children during the race so that more family members can participate in the timed 5K and 10K events," says Larry Schanker, Executive Director of Brookview Montessori School. "We are thankful for the generous donations from our community sponsors who contribute to making this a fun, family-friendly event!"
The 5K and 10K events are timed with awards to Overall Finishers and Age Group Winners in both Run and Walk Divisions. Fees are $20 through September 9, and $25 September 10 through Race Day. Youth 14 and under can register for $15 through Race Day. The Kids' Fun Run is free. Visit runsignup.com/
brookvewpiraterun for more details, and to sign up to run, walk, volunteer, or make a donation.
For more than forty years, families in Southwest Michigan have found the Brookview Montessori School community to be a place where nurturing teachers and parents work together to inspire life-long learning and internally motivated, inquisitive children. The school and ten-acre campus offer one-of-a-kind opportunities for children infancy through middle school to become independent learners who appreciate and understand their world. Visit www.brookviewschool.org
for more information.