D Starner – Guest Contributor
Mar 28 2018
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CEF Run to Fund The 2017 Fun Run at the CEF Run to Fund

The Coppell ISD Education Foundation (CEF) is sponsoring its sixth annual “Run to Fund” community-wide timed 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, May 5th. This year the event will be held at the newly renovated Andy Brown Park East.  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 and female runners.

There are discounts available for early registration before April 1st and discount pricing for CISD students and staff.  Race registration is available online at through May 4th.

The one-mile Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8 AM and follow a simple path within Andy Brown East. The timed 5K will start at 8:30 AM.  It will use the Coppell Park trails that start at Andy Brown East, head around the north side of Denton Creek (off of Natches Trace) to the bridge that will bring the runners back into the park.

“We are excited to bring back this widely popular Coppell-area, community-wide event in 2018 and are thrilled to be able to use the new trails and facilities at Andrew Brown Park,” according to Rosie Stevens, CEF Board Member and Run to Fund Race Director.

As in year’s past, $2 from every race entry will be contributed to each participant’s Physical Education Department of choice.

The CEF Run to Fund, coordinated in cooperation with the City of Coppell and supported by CEF corporate sponsors, allows the Foundation to raise money to be used towards innovative and transformative teaching grants and other programs which benefit CISD schools, teachers and students.  CEF is a non-profit organization of volunteers, chartered in 2000, whose efforts have raised and donated more than $1 million in support of the students and teachers of CISD through innovative classroom grants. In 2017, CEF awarded 20 classroom grants across 15 CISD campuses totaling over $41,500 as well as $10,500 in new-teacher grants to first time educators in CISD to help them set up their class rooms at the beginning of the school year.  

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