Speak Life Resiliency Run May 4th
Perry Local School District will host a 5K run/walk, called the Speak Life Resiliency Run, on May 4 in commemoration of the students who lost their lives last year. All of the funds raised by the race will be donated to Akron Children’s Hospital and Coleman Professional Services. Click here to register! The 5K was established after many discussions between Perry High School students and Principal Dave Riley. In particular, PHS senior Bryan Winslow, sophomore Peter Smith and freshman Zach Smith have spearheaded the discussions with hopes to preserve the memory of the peers they sadly lost.
“We anticipate that the event will bring our students, staff and community together as we remember, reflect and continue to heal from the tragedies of last year,” said Riley. “We hope
that we will be able to make a positive impact on the organizations who are receiving the funds while supporting those that continue to struggle with depression.”
The Speak Life Resiliency Run will begin at Perry High School at 9 a.m. on May 4, with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. “We chose to call the event the Speak Life Resiliency Run as the word ‘resilient’ resonated with our students,” said Riley. “As a student body and larger community, showing that we can overcome adversity and rise to the challenge of helping others when tough times occur is an important quality and lifelong characteristic. Pre-registration costs $25 for adults and $15 for children (ages 10 and under); on the day of the
race, the fee is $30 for adults and $20 for children (ages 10 and under). Those who are interested in participating can register online at hermescleveland.com. Online
registration closes Friday, May 3. 5K awards will be given to the three overall male and female runners and the top three male and female runners in 13 different age groups. All runners will receive post-race refreshments, food and a Speak Life 5K t-shirt. “We hope the Speak Life Resiliency Run will raise a great deal of awareness to suicide prevention and be a positive, memorable event for the Perry community at large,” said Superintendent Scott Beatty. “Thank you to everyone who has been involved in making this
event possible and bringing it to life.”