School of Excellence plans 1K/5K race to support district, students

SAN ANTONIO – The School of Excellence in Education is gearing up for its first 1K/5K race to benefit the district and the students.

It’s happening from 8 a.m. to noon on May 13 at the Alamo Fellowship Christian Church.

Organizers say the event is happening because of the students' healthy and active lifestyles. 

“Our kids were like, 'You know what? We love running, we love eating fruits and vegetables,' and so we said, 'Let’s have a 1K and a 5K,'” said Walker Elementary Principal Cristen Martens.

Martens said students are already preparing.

“They are intensely training for the event in their PE classes," she said. "Their coaches are so excited. Not only are they going to run but their parents are going to run. They’re going to bring their families out.”

The School of Excellence in Education is a publicly funded charter school district founded in 1998. They’re dedicated to bridging the critical gaps in education by creating a smooth transition for students as they navigate through their academic careers.

Martens said this race will help them facilitate that mission.

“All proceeds are going to our student activity funds so we can allow them to experience different things," she said.

For more information on The School of Excellence in Education and their upcoming 1K/5K race, you can call 210-431-9881 or visit www.Excellence-SA.org.

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