The Eagle 5K and Fun Run took place at Rogers Middle School this past Saturday, March 18. The event hosted nearly 250 registrants with 30 registering onsite the morning of. This is an increase over the previous year’s 200 registrants.
The fundraising event was a lively affair with a DJ and numerous vendors. Companies such as Camp Gladiator came out to show their support for Prosper ISD and the community. Prosper trainer Tana Cordy explained what the local branch of Camp Gladiator is all about.
“In Prosper, we’re at Lighthouse Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and at Light Farms on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:15 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.,” Cordy said. “We are specifically an adult outdoor fitness program. It is like recess for adults. A lot of times adults grow up and we don’t do anything anymore because it’s not fun. It’s a great way to build community.”
Many participants were there in support of their child’s school and the community. Others were there simply for the love of the run. One such participant was Diane Nusbaum.
“I try to run a 5K every single weekend,” Nusbaum said. “Especially now that the weather is a little warmer. I live in Prosper, so I will always choose to participate in an event that supports our community over an outside event. I would love if Prosper would have a 5K every weekend.”
The 5K and Fun Run continues to grow on a yearly basis and serves as a fundraiser for the Lorene Rogers Middle School Parent/Teacher Organization. The PTO is the group responsible for raising funds for student and staff programs.