The Bullis Gives Back 5k run/2.5k walk and Buddy Run serves as an annual highlight to the Bullis community service program and the Bullis community as a whole.
This year, the race, which takes place Sunday, April 28, carries the theme of “Kids helping Kids.” The different organizations that the proceeds from the 5k will go to all embody this year’s theme. The organizations are: The Treatment and Learning Center and Katherine Thomas School, The Diener School, K.E.E.N (Kids Enjoying Exercise Now), Habitat for Humanity, and S.A.F.E (a fund that assists Bullis students in need by covering student activity fees and textbooks).
Every year, the Bullis 5k run and walk is an event that the entire Bullis community can get involved with, and this year is no different. There are many different ways students can get involved. Students can run, walk, and be a buddy or volunteer. The race day schedule begins at 8:30 for packet pick-up, and is followed by the inaugural Buddy Run at 9:15.
The benefit of the Buddy Run is anybody can participate in it. A participant can take part in both the Buddy Run, which is one lap around the track, and the longer run or walk. In the Buddy Run, each participant will have a “buddy” which could be a student from the Diener School or a child from one of the other organizations. Organizers are still looking for more participants in the buddy run.
The organizers, ambassadors, and community have a goal of 100% student participation. Registration for any of the activities costs $10 for Bullis students. The first way is to register online. To register online, click here:
Another registration option is to sign up with race organizers, who will set up in the cafeteria every Wednesday between now and the race to help students register. To register at school, all a student needs is $10. The beauty of the 5k is there is something for every member of the Bullis community to do. If a student or faculty member is not up to running the 5k, they can either walk the 2.5k walk, volunteer, or do the Buddy Run. Throughout the day, there will also be carnival activities, a raffle, and other great events.
The Bullis Gives Back program at Bullis has become a staple in the community and embodies one of the pillars Bullis stands for: service. This event is a unique opportunity for the entire school to get involved in to benefit many great causes and come together as one community.
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