Registration is open for Washougal Schools Foundation Stride Run for Education

Elementary school runs and 5K run/walk will take place in Washougal on Sat., May 21

WASHOUGAL – The Washougal Schools Foundation announces open registration for the 18th Annual Student Stride for Education, a run/walk event that provides fun and challenge for all ages. The WSF Stride has become a popular community event filled with healthy exercise, including an adult 5K run/walk and elementary school runs for each class from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

Members of the Washougal community have the opportunity to demonstrate their support for schools on May 21 at The Student Stride for Education, the annual event of Washougal Schools Foundation, supported by Discovery Dental. Photo courtesy Washougal Schools Foundation
Members of the Washougal community have the opportunity to demonstrate their support for schools on May 21 at The Student Stride for Education, the annual event of Washougal Schools Foundation, supported by Discovery Dental. Photo courtesy Washougal Schools Foundation

The event is the primary fundraising activity for the Washougal Schools Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of public education and improving the lives of children in Washougal. The Foundation uses the proceeds of the WSF Stride for classroom grants. All proceeds from The Student Stride for Education are used to fund creative projects in Washougal schools in the form of Creative Classroom Grants and Mini-Grants for educators and teachers.

Title Sponsor Discovery Dental will be hosting their popular “Beat the Doc Challenge.’’ Anyone able to beat both doctors Dave and Tom Stinchfield across the finish line gets a prize from Discovery Dental.

And for the second year, the event will host a Ninja Warrior Obstacle course, open to anyone and sponsored by Washougal River Crossfit.

The artwork for the 2022 T-shirts and medals was created by Amberlin McBee, a sixth-grader at Jemtegaard Middle School.

The 18th annual Student Stride for Education will take place on Sat., May 21 at Washougal High School’s Fishback Stadium. Race day registration opens at 7:15 a.m. with the 5K Run starting at 8 a.m. Participants can register individually or as teams online at https://www.washougalschoolsfoundation.org/stride/

About the Washougal Schools Foundation

The Washougal Schools Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of public education, helping to prepare students to constructively participate in the improvement of the community. The foundation offers Creative Classroom Grants in the Fall and Spring for projects up to $1,000 to teachers, staff, students, or community members. Mini-grants are offered throughout the year as well, each providing up to $250 to teachers for materials and programs. To learn more about the foundation and its contribution to the community, visit washougalschoolsfoundation.org.

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