On May 22, Harborview Elementary School held its 17th annual school-wide Fun Run. A 1.6-mile section of Glacier Highway is blocked off for the entire school to run, walk, jog and socialize together. Most students stroll with teachers and a small number competitively run.
A large number of people helped with this highlight of the year. At the school, Marti Bernardez and Maralee Guiher were crossing guards, Darlene Jacobsen and Natalee Rothaus coordinated office work, Julie Leary assisted with bib numbers, Judy Miles coordinated medical help.
On the event course, Dave Stoltenburg started students off; Sue Baxter, Rusty Scudder, Paulette Davis and Claire handed out water and marks; Debbie Fagnant supervised the trolley rides; Karen Goodell and a few students covered the route with flyers; Maria Kapler kept kids hydrated and laughing; Alaska Coach Tours employee Branagan gave us several hours of trolley rides back to school; and Crandall Mark from Juneau Parks and Recreation timed racers.
Agencies and groups who assisted were: Alaska Coach Tours' Donna Powell and Kerry McDonell freed up a trolley, Sheila in the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' Right of Way office processed the Highway Event Permit and Earling Olson from Maintenance closed off the route with other employees, Officer Underwood at JPD worked on the Parade permit as well as directing traffic during the event with Officer Adams, Jenny Huntley and other Harborview parents with our Parent Teacher Association provided a substantial lunch at school after the event.
I also appreciate all the staff who participated and walked with theirs' or other classes. It was a memorable and happy day.
Physical education, Harborview Elementary School
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