Laurel holds final Dunbar Dash

By Scott Bleile

On Friday, May 4, the Laurel School District staff, students and parents came together to celebrate the 5th and final Dunbar Dash. For the last five years, Dunbar Elementary School has held the event to raise money for the school. This is the final year for the Dunbar Dash because Dunbar is moving into the new elementary school that is being completed.

We have over 100 registered to run in the race, said Dunbars Donna Sava, race coordinator. We have students, parents, administrators and people from the community running the race. Each year we raise money for the school. We only pay a few expenses from the money raised and the rest goes to the school.

Beginning in the fall, Dunbar will move to the new school but this will not be the last race. We are calling it the last Dunbar race, Sava said. We will be hopefully continuing the race and will come up with a new name. The race is dear to me because Dunbars wellness committee thought of this to bring community and students together in a healthy way and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

We offer free registration for students with a paid adult. We are timed by Races2run and use a local business - Sportztees to print our shirts. We have a shirt design contest for students. Plus, other vendors come out and set up with face painting, games and treats. This year will be our largest race yet.

The overall winners were Bennett Brumbley in the mens open division with a time of 23:42.9 and the open womens winner was Jennifer Sava with a time of 28:16.7. For complete race results, visit www.races2run.com. The final total raised from donations had not been determined; it will be announced at the May school board meeting.

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