Thousands turn out for Miami Superintendent’s 5K Challenge

Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho stands with students who came out in support of the Superintendent’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk

Supporters rallied together in support of education

An army of more than 2,000 teachers, students, parents and community supporters rallied together in support of education recently at the Superintendent’s 5K Challenge held this morning in downtown Miami’s Museum Park.

An unanticipated large turnout raised $60,000 which, in part, will benefit registered school teams.

The male winner of the first-of-its-kind event was Peter Bransden, a Miami resident, originally from England, with a winning time of 18:43. The female winner was Lisa Adjouadi, a student at Hammocks Middle School, who ran the five kilometer course in 21:00.

“By investing in and supporting public education, we are building a great Miami,” said Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho. “Thank you South Florida for showing up and demonstrating your support of the work we do every day, in every school on behalf of our more than 330,000 students and their families. Today we ran for children and, with your continued support, we will continue to run to highlight the importance and value of public education.”

The inaugural Superintendent’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk was designed to promote health and wellness in our schools and in our community.

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