Sunday, September 21, 2014

RES Family Fun Run October 4th--Register NOW!

5K and 5K-RELAY and Kids ½ Mile FUN run

Saturday October 4th, 2014 --  9am

Location:  Richmond Volunteer’s Green

Bring the whole family and enjoy a morning of being outside with friends and neighbors running to support the arts for students at Richmond Elementary School.  All money raised at this event will support an Artist in Residence** at RES for students in grades K-4 in April 2015.

Pre- Registration is now open on line until October 2nd, 2014. To Pre-register go to:

OR fill out paper registration forms (sent home in home school folders this week!)

Pre-Registered Racers Sign in at 8:30am
Race Day Registration Sign in at 8 am

Kids Race: 9am Start
Kids ½ mile will begin at the park and loop around the soccer field.  All entrants will receive an award.

5K Race: 9:15 am Start
5K will consist of three loops around the park area.  Relay teams will be allowed, so consider running with your spouse and making them do two loops while you do one!

Please note: This is a FUN RUN!  The course is narrow in some areas, which will not cater to passing, AND times will not be recorded!    
Raindate (if severe weather):  Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Please consider selecting the link below and helping us out with this great community event!  


Darcie Rankin, enrichment teacher at RES, along with unified arts specialists: Joanna Elliot, Beth Redford, Brian Godfrey, Christian Arthur and Sherry Harris have planned an Artist in Residence for April 2015.  Richmond Elementary school students in Grades K-4 will all have an opportunity to take dance lessons with multicultural dance and drum ensemble Jeh Kulu.  Jeh Kulu is comprised of several well-known Master Artists from Guinea, West Africa, and many highly-trained American Artists, with extensive experience in the art form.  Students will be celebrating traditional West African music and dance!  In addition to these master art classes during this special artist in residence, students will be learning more about African culture during their unified arts classes.  This week of learning will be ended with an all school field trip to the Flynn Theater in order to see the African Children’s Choir. 

Artist in Residence programs are unique and bring amazing new experiences to students through talented instructors.  This opportunity promises to be a great one for our school…..but we need your help!  The Fun Run is one way which we will be raising the money needed to fund this Artist in Residence.  We have also secured a grant to cover approximately half of the needed funds.   The Fun Run is a great community event….we hope you will participate to enjoy the event, as well as to support this unique art opportunity at RES.

If you have any questions, or wish to make an additional donation to support the Artist in Residence (every little bit helps!!), please contact Darcie Rankin,

To learn more about Jeh Kulu, check out their website at:

To learn more about the African Children’s Choir, check out the Flynn Matinee series website at:

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