The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation will host the 7th Annual running of the Apple Dash Run/Walk 4 Education event on Sunday, September 8, at 2 p.m. at Hughes Educational Center. Proceeds from the event support teacher mini grants.
The event will feature a 5K run/walk, half-mile and mile “apple quest” obstacle course for kids, and a “mini apple quest” obstacle course for kids 5 and under. Ribbons will be given to all participants, and special awards will go to the top male and female finishers at the elementary, middle school, high school, and adult categories.
A number of activities will be available for both participants and spectators to enjoy. The CHS art club will be on hand to do face painting, and there will also be carnival games, music, and door prizes.
This year’s Apple Dash will be partnering with Team Myla to raise money to help defray any cost incurred by Bismarck Public Schools (BPS) students or staff who experience medical hardships. Team Myla was organized in the spring of 2012 in an effort to support Myla Wescom, a long time special education teacher, in her battle against cancer. The goal of this year’s effort is to provide financial support to any student or staff member who may need help with medical costs due to severe illness, accident, or long term medical condition.
Registration is now open. Early bird registration fees are $15 per person or $40 per family through August 29. After August 29, fees are $20 per person or $60 per family. Registration forms are available at any public school or online at www.bpsfoundation.com/apple-dash. A traveling trophy will be presented to the Bismarck school with the top percentage of participation based on enrollment.