ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Runners take to the streets in downtown Rockford for a quick jog to raise money for the Rockford Public Schools.
About 170 runners turned out for District 205's first ever fun run. It’s a 2.05 mile course and the money raised will benefit the physical education programs at Rockford Schools. District leaders say the race brought in about $5,000. That money will help buy equipment, train teachers, and make other improvements to physical education programs.
“It’s a good way to promote, you know you can say to your students ‘Well I get out and run and walk and so you should take part in some kind of physical exercise, it's fun’," says teacher Jody Marsh.
"If we are doing this, imagine how we can inspire our students and the rest of the community," says Michelle Miles, an administrator with District 205.
Awards were handed out after the race for most school spirit and most originally dressed.