A team of staff and friends of HFCS recently conquered the Ragnar Adirondacks for the challenge and to help collect health and beauty items for the local food pantry.
The Ragnar Relay is an overnight race for teams of six to 12 people. Team members split 200 miles of road running with the help of team support vehicles that transport runners to each exchange point. The course is broken down into 36 legs of about six miles each. Each team member runs three legs and this year’s race took about 31 hours to complete. The fun really starts as the sun goes down, as the race goes throughout the night and most team members run one leg in the dark.
Said one of this year’s team members, “Running itself is rewarding but running for a cause is even more special. Knowing that our efforts are going towards helping families get the things they need to feel better physically and emotionally makes a huge difference.”
This is the third year HFCS has sent a team to the Ragnar Adirondacks. This year’s team members included:
Damien Bundrick (HS Math)
Adam Cabana (Teaching Aide)
Denise Campbell (Elementary PE)
Patrick Dailey (HS Principal)
Amy Ferullo (3rd Grade Special Education)
Kelli Grennan (7th Grade Special Education)
Tiffany Grant (3rd Grade)
Alexis Hoffman (Former HS Special Education Teacher)
John MacDonald (HS Special Education)
Tony Malikowski (HS Technology & Science)
Corie Rushman (School Psychologist)
Mike Rushman (Corie’s Husband)
“We appreciated the support we got from not only the school community, but the entire community,” said Grennan. “We received messages cheering us on and offering support both days and throughout the night. We could not do this without that support!”
The team collected more than 630 health and beauty items to help local families!
Members of the 2017 Ragnar Adirondacks team from HFCS.