D Starner – Guest Contributor
May 2 2018
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The Coppell ISD Education Foundation (CEF) is hosting its 6th annual “Run to Fund” timed 5K and 1-mile fun run this Saturday at Andy Brown Park East.  This is a great community-wide event for the entire family. The following CEF sponsors will have booths at the event:  Aramark, Bailey Orthodontics, Cruise Planners, Spencer Air Conditioning, Raising Cane’s, Coppell Taekwondo, Primrose School of Coppell, Coppell ER, Eye Level Learning, Las Colinas Federal Credit Union, and Norwex.  Atmos will be there with their mascot, Gus the Gopher, Bliss Orthodontics will have a corn hole game with prizes and Park Place Lexus will have two cars on display.  In addition, Camp Gladiator will have various challenges for prizes and the Coppell High School Art Honor Society will have face painting.  The Austin Elementary Marimba band will be playing during the run and the Coppell High School Cheerleaders will be along the running path to cheer on all the runners.

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. 

Medals will be given to the top three male and female finishers for 15 different age groups, including awards for the Overall and Masters (40 years +) male and female runners. All winners will a receive gift card from Raising Cane’s.  Gift cards from Tangerine Salon and coupons from Movin’ Pictures will also be given out.

Online registration goes through May 4th and on-site race day registration starts 7 AM on race day. To register online, go to

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.