Ready to Get Movin’?
The St. Croix Central Graduation Association and SCC High School students will hold their fifth annual Get Movin’! 5K Road Race Saturday, April 12, at Pheasant Hills Golf Course near Hammond.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Racers will take off at 9:30 a.m. The cost for kids 14 and younger is $10, $20 for people 15 and older. The registration fee includes a long-sleeved shirt.
Race coordinator Tiffany Klinger said the race used to be held in early November and was known as the Turkey Trot, but the committee decided to change the name, date and location of the race course to garner more participation.
“The race course is new and it will be a great day to get outside to enjoy it and support a good cause,” Klinger said.
Medals will be awarded to the top three runners in each age group/category. Klinger said door prizes, such as gift certificates, will be given away.
The money raised from the event goes toward providing activities for the SCC Senior All Night Party (SANP), to be held from 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. at SCC High School the night of graduation, which is May 23.
“A few highlights at this year’s party will be a mechanical bull, a hypnotist, food, a DJ and a variety of games,” Klinger said. “By playing games the kids earn tickets they can place in their favorite big prize bucket. At the end of the night names are drawn for the big prizes.”
The SANP is an event planned by the parents of the high school students, and is planned as a final farewell gift to the graduating seniors. According to the school district newsletter, the event is “chaperoned, tightly monitored and once the student enters, he/she is not able to leave until the next morning.”
It offers an alternative drug-free, alcohol-free and safe environment for students to celebrate years of hard work and gives students a final opportunity to socialize and spend time with their classmates.
According to the newsletter, “the party is the culmination of a year of planning, fundraising, decorating and working by many dedicated parents.”
The cost of the party is $100 per student; however, students can earn points/money by volunteering to work at events the SANP hosts, such as the 5K Get Movin’ run, 50/50 ticket sales, Hit From Where You Sit, craft show and golf tournament, to name a few. Each time a student works he or she gets credit toward the party payment up to $50.
Pheasant Hills Golf Course is at 1025 170th St., Hammond. For questions about the race or SANP, email firstname.lastname@example.org (with race in the subject line if it’s concerning the race), or call Klinger at 651-253-2694.