2018 Dream RunJanuary 24, 2018
Plans are underway for the second annual Dream Run on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The non-competitive, 5K fun run attracts runners of all levels, families and friends who simply wish walk and admire the iconic Cathedral Rock views, and pets on a leash are also welcome.
The 2018 VVS Dream Run will begin and end on the school campus, taking runners through the stunning red rock scenery of Coconino National Forest that surrounds the campus towards the richly diverse Oak Creek riparian zone and back again.
The race starts from Brady Hall at 9:00am. Pre-registered runners should arrive before 8:45am, while same day registrants should arrive early, before 8:30am. The event is open to all ages and abilities, and there is plenty of parking available. Holly’s delicious home-made Morning Glory muffins and refreshments will be available for sustenance pre and post the race.
Dream Run is a fundraiser with all proceeds going toward tuition fees for Native American students at Verde Valley School. Last year’s inaugural Dream Run 5K attracted 85 runners and 105 donors, and netted $5,000 after event costs, money which has been applied 100% to Native American student tuition. Event organizer, Leigh Carter, who is also the school’s social sciences chair and tribal relations coordinator, said: “ Last year I was testing to see what level of interest was out there and the support that came in was a wonderful surprise! I discovered that people want the scholarship fund back in a big way.” The school hopes to meet and exceed that goal again this year through event registration fees and sponsorships.
The registration fee is $30 per person and includes an attractive t-shirt featuring the iconic Dream Run logo. There is also a reduced fee of $20 for students 19 and under.
Since 1948, VVS has been dedicated to cultural exchange. The student body is internationally diverse, encouraging everyone to celebrate their heritage and beliefs in the security of a close-knit, boarding school. Through scholarship funds VVS can provide a valuable, academically rigorous diploma to high achieving students from underserved communities. VVS also wishes to honor Indigenous histories and knowledge systems that contribute significantly to the school as a learning community
Contact Dream Run organizer: Leigh Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-234-6881.