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Cherry Creek Schools Fitness Festival draws record crowd

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It was part pep rally, complete with cheerleaders and a marching band, and part workout, with plenty of people stretching out and warming up.

Then, with a “3, 2, 1, GO!” and a cheer from the crowd, they were off! A record 3,400+ people took part in the 14th Annual Cherry Creek Schools Fitness Festival, held Saturday, September 6, at the Stutler Bowl in Greenwood Village.

Among them was Superintendent Harry Bull.

“It is my pleasure to be here today and to join all of you in this fantastic example of a community – the community of the Cherry Creek School District – to come together to encourage healthy lifestyles amongst our youth and within our families,” Bull told the crowd.



A combination of serious runners and casual joggers tackled the officially timed 5K course, while more relaxed runners and walkers, including families with kids on foot and in wagons and strollers circled the Stutler Bowl track in the Kaiser Permanente 1K Fitness Run/Walk.

Awards were presented to the top finishers in several categories (get the results at www.ccsdfit.org) and to elementary students who participated in the Cherry Creek Fitness Challenge, presented by Fisher Capital. Those students ran the equivalent of a marathon over the summer by staying active and converting that activity to miles.

Another highlight of the Fitness Festival is the awesome after party, featuring music and food samples from local restaurants, along with the Healthy Living Expo, which offered lots of hands-on activities with a health and wellness focus.

More than 20 organizations sponsored this year’s Fitness Festival. Top sponsors include Kaiser Permanente, Fisher Capital, First American State Bank, Resource Capital Funds, Spectrum Retirement Communities, the Bhappu Family Foundation and Davis Graham & Stubbs.

“Learn to Live Healthy” was the motto of the event, which benefits the Community Asset Project (CAP), a community partner of Cherry Creek Schools. CAP is a group of parents, educators, community professionals, public safety agencies and youth working to ensure that all children maximize their life skills and academic potential. Funding from CAP allows the CCSD Wellness Office to offer vital programs that support wellness and social emotional learning, help reduce risk behaviors (substance abuse, bullying, suicide) and promote the development of protective factors (safe and supportive school environment and positive relationships).

The Fitness Festival was founded in 2001 by Jay and Kristina Davidson of First American State Bank. In its first 13 years, the event raised more than $1 million for CAP. Last year, the Davidsons gifted the event to CAP and the Cherry Creek School District.

“We are proud to carry on the community tradition the Davidsons created and continue to support the health and wellness of students and families in our community,” said Janise McNally, wellness coordinator for Cherry Creek Schools.

--Posted Sept. 11, 2014

Posted 9/11/2014 9:11 AM

“It is my pleasure to be here today and to join all of you in this fantastic example of a community – the community of the Cherry Creek School District – to come together to encourage healthy lifestyles amongst our youth and within our families.”

Dr. Harry Bull, Superintendent,
Cherry Creek Schools

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