Skip to main content

Run The Grove 5K slated Oct. 19

10/16/2013 03:37PM, Published by ACL, Categories: Schools, In Print

On Oct. 19, the Fred S. Engle Middle School PTO will host the third annual Run The Grove 5K.

The run is a fundraiser for the PTO, which supports student activities and programs. Start time will be 9 a.m.

“The first two years have been terrific, with over 270 runners last year,” said Traci Kvergas, PTO president. “This year we’re hoping to increase our number even more. This race is all about kids and families running and walking together. We’re trying to promote health and running, raise money for the school and increase community spirit.”

All 5K participants will receive a T-shirt and a bag filled with a variety of giveaways. Trophies and gift certificates will be awarded to overall and age-group winners; second and third-place finishers will receive medals. The race features more than 30 trophies and medals for top finishers between the ages of 10 and 19.

A unique feature of Run The Grove is that the race will finish on the track inside the Avon Grove High School football stadium, where family and friends can cheer from the bleachers. The Fun Run will also take place on the track.

“It’s great to be able to use the stadium for an event like this,” Kvergas said. “We think it helps make our race a little different. Also, the runners told us how much they enjoyed running on the closed streets

around the school. It’s a rare opportunity.”

The 5K race will begin on School House Road and end inside the stadium off of State Road.

To register or for more information, visit Registration is $20 for students, $25 for everyone else. You can sign up online, or in person on the day of the race. Registration opens at 8:15 a.m. in front of the AGHS football stadium.

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline

avon grove fred s. engle middle school 5k fred s. engle middle school pto run the grove 5k

  • The Galer Estate family invites you to join our Wine Club, a community of members who enjoy fine ...

  • Drop in on Nature

    09:30AM — 12:00PM

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-12:00PM Fall session: Thursday, September 15th thru Thursday...

  • Plants with Winter Interest

    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Winter landscape has a beauty all its own. Colorful and striking stems and bark, unique branching...

  • Pottery for Beginners ONE-DAY POTTERY: Handbuilding Ages: 16+ years Level: Beginner, Limit 8...

  • Nature Studio

    04:00PM — 05:30AM

    Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:30PM Fall session: December 1st, 8th and 15th Winter session: Starts J...

  • Clutterers Anonymous

    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Clutterers Anonymous℠ (CLA℠) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengt...

  • Broadway In the Borough

    06:00PM — 10:00PM

    Broadway in your Backyard! You don't have to drive to The City to hear professional voices and B...

  • Loudon Wainright III's Surviving Twin

    07:30PM — 09:30PM

    Surviving Twin Written and Performed by Loudon Wainright III Directed by Daniel Stern January ...

Chester County High School Sports