We’re in Shape and We Feel Great!

Community High School personal fitness class participates in Scare for Care 5K

On Sunday Oct. 30 over 100 Community High School personal fitness and health students participated in their annual run at the Scare for Care 5K race in downtown Ann Arbor. This race is what the classes had been training for the first two months of school. Community students represented almost half of the 226 participants. The race was put on by locally run businesses, Epic Races and Pi Sigma Epsilon, in support of Care of Southeastern Michigan. Care is a leading referral source for substance abuse in Southeast Michigan.

The festivities kicked off around 5:30 p.m. with a Halloween costume contest. Shortly after, all the runners lined up at the starting line to stretch and warm up. The University of Michigan Triathlon team was also in attendance leading various pace teams. It was time. This was the event everyone had worked so hard for training throughout the semester.  After a short delay, the siren sounded and it was off to the races. The top runners quickly broke away from the larger group and people spread into their respected paces. The course took the runners out to Main Street and up past the Big House before returning downtown up State Street then through the Diag. The course was fast and yielded great times from many runners.

Alex Hughes was the first Community Student to cross the finish line in fifth place with a time of 18:25. Shortly after Savante Daniel finished in ninth with a time of 20:07. Julia Ammer was the first female student to cross the finish line at 25:38. Community High students dominated the age division awards with many taking home Scare for Care Trick or Treating bags as awards. In the spirit of Community High fitness and in the wise words of Robbie Stapleton “We’re in shape, and we feel great!”