For a second year, the physical education teachers of USD 234 organized the Tigers on the Move event for members of the school and Fort Scott communities to encourage activity and health for local families.
“It’s all for fun,” Chris Sather, PE teacher at Winfield Scott Elementary School, said of the 3K event. “We’re trying to get the families active together.”
Sather said they considered the event a huge success as the number of participants approximately doubled from the previous year, with about 450 people preregistered for the event held at the Waterfront Park.
Participants of all ages, wearing white shirts, walked and ran the 1.8 mile route that took them past Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Community College students and athletes as well as city leaders armed with bottles of paint to spray on them.
Funded by a Team Nutrition grant, the event this year included the theme of fruits and vegetables, encouraging participants to eat a variety of colors when they eat their fruit and vegetables.
Sather said they appreciated the support from the city as well as the school district, saying the event was a group effort.