Omaha mom Lisa Schiele wrote this guest blog for momaha
We’ve all experienced that hint of spring, teasing us that warmer weather is on the way. If you’re like my family and me, you’re very anxious for its return. Bring on warm April days. Bring on sunshine. Bring on outdoor family fun.
This past weekend hinted to us that summer fun is really just around the corner. Zoo outings, camping trips and BBQ parties are so close, we can smell them. My family looks forward to spending time outdoors where we can enjoy nature and get a little exercise. Walking trails call our name every weekend, and this year we’ve decided to participate in a few fundraising walks.
April and May are great months to contribute to group run/walk fundraisers, and we’re excited to help promote the first annual Concordia Lutheran Schools of Omaha 5K and one-mile run/walk fundraiser. The event, which is being organized with the help of Omaha’s Peak Performance, will take place 8:30 a.m. April 27 at Standing Bear Lake, 6404 N 132nd St.
My daughter attends the elementary school, Concordia Academy, and we’re excited that the school has decided to introduce this event in support of healthy living and family togetherness. Two consecutive events will take place: a 5K run/walk, which is a timed event and will begin at 8 a.m. – perfect for serious runners – and a one mile fun run/walk, which accommodates families and walkers or runners at any level, is immediately following the 5K.
Money raised from the run/walk will benefit the mission of Concordia Lutheran Schools of Omaha. Registration includes event participation, a T-shirt and snacks. The cost to participate is $25 for the one-mile event and $30 for the 5K event, as well as a small registration fee.
Anyone interested can sign up online at the Concordia Lutheran Schools of Omaha website: www.concordiaomaha.org, and click on the “5K Run” tab. We hope to see you there!
Lisa is married and a mother of two little girls. She has lived in Omaha for eleven years and works in marketing for a local architecture firm.
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