For the past 4 years, New Haven’s National Honor Society (NHS) has hosted a 5K run/walk for anyone to participate in. The course is 3.1 miles around the town of New Haven. The age groups for this run are 9 and under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Prizes are awarded for top overall male and female finishers, and top three male and female in each age division. Special prizes are also given out to the ugliest Christmas sweater, most festive holiday attire, and best group/couple attire.
NHS has had major success with this race over the past couple of years. The first 3 years, they donated the profits to the New Haven track project, but this year, they will be donating their profits to the New Haven Food Pantry.
NHS president Emma Engelbrecht stated, “I am very excited to see the outcome that this year is going to bring. The Jingle Jog committee has worked very hard over the past few months planning the route, the prizes, and everything that goes along with it. I am really looking forward to it!”
Natalie Hoerstkamp added, “I think it is a really good idea to donate all of the money we make to the New Haven Food Pantry, considering we recently hosted a food drive and donated over 8,000 items to them. I think it is good to help them out in any way we can.”
This year’s race will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 8 A.M. NHS members will greet the runners at the end of the race with desserts, fruit, hot chocolate, and water in the New Haven Elementary cafeteria.
You can pick up registration forms from Fitness 24/7, Wendy Oelrichs, or online at this link: https://goo.gl/5g1y1X. The race is $25 per person.
New Haven High School NHS members are hoping for an exciting outcome for the run/walk. After planning, organizing, and more planning, everyone is ready to go!