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Our Going for the Gold Walk to Run Fitness Clinics came to an end at Lutz K-8. It was a picture-perfect day for a workout. These clinics are designed and led by School Board member Lynn Gray, with the intent of providing instruction & motivational techniques to help you reach your fitness goals quickly! No matter your age, size, or fitness level, you can achieve great results. The goal here is to learn how to run more efficiently, increase your speed and have fun doing it. This running/walking program is unlike any other; by the end of the monthly clinics (held at various schools around the county), participants have formed bonds, and feel motivated and empowered to run a 5K.
"It goes without saying, without our great coaches, teachers, and staff members, we wouldn't be able to do these wonderful clinics throughout the school district. And even if you didn't get a chance to come out to the fitness clinics, we still invite you to join us as part of our district Gasparilla 5K team," said School Board Member Lynn Gray.
The annual Gasparilla K5 is on Saturday, February 22nd. If you have never participated in a race, this is the perfect opportunity.
You have until Sunday to join our Gasparilla Going for the Gold "HCPS 90x20"team for the Gasparilla Distance Classic 5k. Whether you walk, jog, run or crawl, it is a great way to show our Hillsborough Public Schools unity and pride. Invite your friends, families, and co-workers out for an active morning of fun.
Step 2: Select the "HCPS90x20" team when prompted to choose
Step 3: Use the code "HCPS90x20 to receive a discounted registration fee
But HURRY! Online registration closes on Sunday, February 16th. By joining our Going for the Gold team, you are helping us build relationships and school culture, and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Our mission is to increase graduation rates in our schools, and we certainly have more than 12.7 percentage points in the past five years, now sitting at 86.2% and on our way to achieving this goal when the next data results come in for the 2020 graduates!
Each year we create awareness about this initiative through our Going for the Gold fitness clinics and Gasparilla 5K. It's all about supporting all students in reaching their full potential in school, at home and in the community. It's also a chance to let the community know what we are doing to get our students across the stage to earn that diploma.