More than 300 elementary students from the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District participated in cross-country races this week.
Intermediate students raced in the woods at Alouette Lake on May 14, while the primary event took place at the Albion Sports Complex on May 15.
“Rain or shine, it’s fun for everyone,” said Carmela Bassetto, SD42 cross-country coordinator.
“My favourite part is seeing every school working together to help create life-long memories for the students of SD42. It is a great way to celebrate community and inclusion. It is a lot of work for two afternoons, but it is worth it after seeing the looks on all the athletes’ faces as they cross the finish line and the smiles and excitement from the crowd of spectators who are there cheering on all of the runners.”
Bassetto said putting on the SD42 cross-country races would not be possible without the help from an amazing team of dedicated volunteers.
“Special thanks to Mike Keenan, Kira Sinow, the leadership students at MRSS, our rabbits and turtles, our many spotters, and the coaches from every school in the district. It really is a team effort to make it all come together.”