Elementary kids fast, fit and proud after running ‘Greenville Mile’

NORTH LOGAN—The crowd lining both sides of 2500 North cheered as 300 Greenville Elementary Students ran the “Greenville Mile” last week.The event is an annual run that promotes physical activity and aims to teach students a life lesson, that when you focus on your goals, you can make huge improvements.”I am proud of these kids doing it and not quitting,” said Nancy Jensen, a physical education specialist at Greenville Elementary.Each year the third, fourth and fifth graders at Greenville Elementary run up the block of 2500 North, stretching from the stop sign on 400 East to the stop sign on 800 East, where they turn around for the finish.This year brought a change to the event. Due to the restructuring of the school boundaries, room was available for all third through sixth graders to participate. In the past there was a qualifying race because of the sheer number of students at Greenville Elementary.Jensen was proud of her kids. “One fifth grader finished the mile today, but last year she gave up,” she said. “This year was different because everyone ran. They all kept trying. I like the fact that everyone is doing it.”

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