Local Elementary Students Participate in Rudolph 5K Run/Walk

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Westerville City Schools was well represented in the Rudolph 5K Run/Walk, hosted by Westerville Lions Club and sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 




Sunday, December 9, proved to be a perfect day for the Westerville Lions Club Rudolph 5K Run/Walk, which was sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  The sun shone brightly on all 420 participants, some of whom were there to take part in the Elementary School Challenge, open to students age 12 and under.  Participating Westerville schools included Alcott, Cherrington, Fouse, Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Pointview, Robert Frost and Whittier.  A cash prize was issued to the Parent Organization of the school with the overall best times.  Mark Twain took first place, followed by Robert Frost in second and Fouse in third.  

Proceeds from the race cover most of the costs to produce the Westerville Lions Children’s Christmas Parade.  Excess money from the run and parade benefit the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank and the Ohio Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.