ASLP Run-a-thon a huge success! - The American School of Las Palmas

Last Friday, the entire ASLP community ran laps in a solidarity race for Save the Children while listening to live music from our most talented students. Around 450 people took part in this event which has now become a race we all look forward to.

The day began with a whole school assembly accompanied by students, staff, parents, our mascot “Helena the Husky” and students signing “We Are the World” from USA for Africa. We then proceeded to run laps on campus starting with our youngest members in Pre-School while the rest of the school was there to cheer them on. Different groups (Pre-School, Elementary, Middle School and Upper School) of students ran or walked non-stop from 10:00-13:30. At the same time, we had a student band playing, pianists, guitarists and other student musicians as well.

This year, the goal was to run laps and raise money to pay for schools for children around the world who cannot go to class. Last year we raised over 4,600 euros and this year we aim to do something similar. After we have collected the proceeds we will give the Save the Children representatives a huge check!

This year we had a lot of help from different businesses who collaborated with us. In particular, ASLP would like to thank Laister Gran Canaria and Cima Running for lending us their incredible inflatable arches which we used as our start and finish lines respectively. We would also like to thank Galaco S.A. once again for donating Bezoya water for our post-run water station.

This year students from Upper School were the ones responsible for setting up and helping to organize the entire event from handing out race numbers, to setting up the sound system to helping with the inflatable arches. As runners finished, they were rewarded with a finisher medal, water and fruit.

Carrera Solidaria, Run-a-thon

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