Running is Elementary
This annual event brings together 700 fourth- and fifth-graders for a 1-mile run.
This fabulous program is completely free for students and fully funded by PHMEF.
Our annual commitment is $10,000 with the mission focusing on health.

Despite a rainy week, nearly 700 students participated in the 11th anniversary of Running is Elementary on May 1, 2019 (the original date was April 29) . Prior to the meet, students trained in a 6-week program at their home school. Students focused on health and fitness, benefits of physical activity, and  proper ways to prepare for a run. The annual non-competitive, 1-mile event is free for all 4th- and 5th-grade P-H-M student because of generous donations through Corporations for Education, the business division of the P-H-M Education Foundation.

Running is Elementary is the brainchild of Horizon Physical Education Teacher and 2009 P-H-M Teacher of the Year Cindy Batalis (pictured above with RIE student participants). 



Thank you to our sponsors for the 2019 event

Presenting sponsor – Corporations for Education

Gaylor Electric and Royal Excursion

Food donor: Urban Swirl Granger