The Coppell ISD Education Foundation is sponsoring its fourth annual “Red & BlackRun to Fund” community-wide timed 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, April 16th at Coppell Middle School North. This event has been coordinated in cooperation with the City of Coppell and supported by The Coppell ISD Education Foundation Red & Black corporate sponsors.
The one-mile Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8:00 AM and be a simple path around Coppell Middle School North, Denton Creek Elementary and the stadium track. The timed 5K will start at 8:30 AM and will use the Coppell Park trails north of Denton Creek, the newly completed bridge connecting to the far east trails of Andrew Brown Park and loop back to the stadium at Coppell Middle School North. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers of each pre-determined age group, including awards for the Overall and Masters (40 years +) male & female runners.
“In 2015, we were unable to host the Run to Fund due to construction at both Coppell High School and the far eastern boundaries of the Andrew Brown Park system. We are excited to bring back this popular Coppell community-wide event in 2016 and are excited to be able to incorporate parts of the new trail system and bridge of Andrew Brown Park”, according to Kara Dunn, Education Foundation Board Member and Red & Black Run to Fund Race Director.
Race registration is available online at www.coppellisdef.com through April 12th. There are discounts available for CISD students and staff, as well as an early registration discount before April 1st. As in year’s past, $2 from every race entry will be contributed to each participant’s campus of choice Physical Education Department.
The Coppell Education Foundation, founded in 2000, is the leading non-profit organization in the area, comprised of volunteers that have raised more than $900,000 to support the students and teachers of Coppell ISD through innovative classroom grants.
In 2015, the Coppell Education Foundation awarded $35,572 in teaching grants benefiting every CISD campus and $7,000 in new-teacher grants to first time educators in CISD to help them set up their classrooms at the beginning of the school year.
The Foundation hosts several fundraisers and events throughout the year including the annual Academic Recognition Banquet.
This year’s banquet, to be held on May 3, recognizes the top 5% students and their honored teachers who have exhibited the highest standards of educational excellence in Coppell ISD. Other events include the Verizon Robotics Camp, the Red & Black Interactive Institute, Foundation Plaza Bricks and the Red & Black Fundraising Campaign.