Msomi Academy for Girls We did it!

We did it!

Our first annual Girls Run Red 5K run/walk was a success – thanks to our race director Sarah and all the volunteers, as well as the racers, of course! We had 76 people signed up to run and about 70 there on race day in spite of the heat and humidity (but thankfully no rain). Wind and Roots, owned by Sally Henton, did an amazing job on the trophies and Omair’s students from the mosque put together the medals AND volunteered on race day. The trophies and medals were a huge hit! And some of my students volunteered, too. Emily, of course, helped Sarah tremendously. Sola did an awesome job as the emcee, and many others helped woman the water stop and guide runners along the path. It was truly a team effort and we were glad to work with perioddallas as they came to town to see what Fort Worth is all about. Most importantly, we all had FUN.

We’re taking a breather right now from planning, but we’ll start again in a couple weeks as we hope to make this a recurring event. With a year to plan this time and knowing how we can budget it out – especially with additional help from Demery Cox at Cox Racing Services – it’ll be even bigger next year. Consider joining us on Sunday, April 5th. You won’t regret it!

Katherine Fogelberg

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