The 2nd annual Lace Up For Learning returns

Jillian Ferry, Assistant Online Editor in Chief

Being the largest group that has the most school spirit is all it takes to earn $500. Dr. Wax Orthodontics is holding the 2nd Annual Lace Up For Learning, and the school who has the most participants will be awarded the School Spirit Award of $500.

“Lace Up for Learning isn’t your typical 5K”, race director Rachel Wathen said. “It’s an event that anyone can participate in. You don’t have to run/walk in the race in order to join in on the fun. We have vendors, bounce houses and even music.”

This is the second Lace Up of Learning 5K that Dr. Wax Orthodontics has held. The goal of the 5K is to give back to local schools. Along with the School Spirit Award, other money raised goes back to local schools to do what they want with. Last year $4000 was donated to local schools. Participants of the race get to choose where their money goes.

“Dr. Wax and our entire team run about four 5Ks a year,” Wathen said. “We’re always looking for ways to give back to our community. So, Dr. Wax decided she wanted to implement her own. We understand the challenges that schools face in order to get funding for specific needs. When participants register, they get to choose what school they would like proceeds from their registration fee to go back to.

Math teacher Michael Pearce is participating in the race and encourages other Fenton community members to join the 5K as well.

“I was looking at it as a way to get the staff and the kids and the community involved in something together,” Pearce said. “I think it would be cool if we went over to Linden and participated in this race and had a whole bunch of orange and black over there in Linden.”

The 2nd Annual Lace Up for Learning 5K takes place in Downtown Linden on Nov. 4 at 8:30 a.m. To register click here.