Middle School’s track will be alive with
activity Dec. 17 as Today’s Miles for
Tomorrow’s Runners begins.
with three relay options, the activity
raises funds for various good causes.
The money will be allocated to
scholarships, families who cannot afford
the pay-for-play policy, cross-country
and track and field equipment, uniforms,
transportation and coaching stipends.
“Cross-country and track programs are
poorly funded,” said Dean Hebert,
founder and coach of RxRunning, the
organizers of the event.
relays themselves, team members
alternate every 400 meters (one lap).
The three types of relays include: an
eight person 200-lap relay (50 miles), a
four person 200-lap relay, and an eight
person 100-lap relay.
no entry fee, though each team is asked
to make a minimum $400 tax credit
donation, or $50 per runner. This
concept was the brainchild of Hebert,
who turns 50 this year and claims this
idea to be how he is celebrating his
birthday; each mile represents a year of
hopes that participants--and even those
not involved with the event--will
consider donating, as part of the amount
can count as the school-tax credit.
storied history of running, a few of
Hebert’s accomplishments include setting
an age record in the 5k at 38, with a
time of 15:55 and earning the Arizona
Co-Master’s Runner of the Year in 1996.
getting so much from running, Hebert
says he hopes to give something back.
Hebert hopes to gather enough of the
current generation of runners to help
the next generation.
going to] promote a healthy lifestyle,”
looking to register should act fast, as
the race is being limited to 20 teams of
eight people. Hebert hopes those
interested will share the same
enthusiasm he does.
believe in this and want to do whatever
possible to make this a successful
endeavor,” said Hebert.
For more information or to register,
visit www.rxrunning.com or call Hebert
at (480) 491-3506.