Sunrise Stampede Combine Health and Help

Sunrise Stampede (Macie May/Longmont Observer)

On Saturday, August 10 the Education Foundation of St. Vrain Valley hosted its annual Sunrise Stampede at Silver Creek High School. Participants are able to choose between a 10K run or a 2K walk/run.

This community-run event that raises money for special education programs throughout the St. Vrain Valley School District.

On this particular Saturday, the storm clouds were brewing in the background as runners, walkers, and joggers started off on their journey, keeping participants cool.

Sunrise Stampede (Macie May/ Longmont Observer)

Even SVVSD Superintendent Dr. Don Haddad joined in the fun.

As participants finished the course they were guided through the finish line where a cheering crowd awaited with encouragement.

Following the run, runners and their families were able to enjoy a small causeway of booths handing out fresh milk, t-shirts, and even ice cream.

The event raised $32,000 with 700 racers. Longmont United Hospital sponsored 270 student racers for the event.

Executive Director of the Education Foundation for St. Vrain Valley, Josh Atherton, commented on how he was encouraged and excited to see such a great turnout. He felt that the event was a great way for the community and local businesses to work together for a great cause.

The numbers on the total amount raised and the number of participants is still being determined by the Education Foundation of St. Vrain Valley. Those numbers will be added to the article when available.

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