IDEA Celebrates Health and Wellness with 5K Events in The Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio



Spring is 5K time at IDEA Public Schools!

IDEA hosted its annual 5K run, walk and healthy living exposition in the Rio Grande Valley on March 25th and San Antonio on April 1st.  Students, staff, families, and members of the community came out in both regions to show their support for IDEA and help build awareness of the importance of health and wellness.

The Rio Grande Valley 5K was held at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas, with a crowd of more 600 people in attendance. 

“The 5K Healthy & Living Expo 2017 was amazing,” said Norma Cruz, IDEA’s Director of Benefits & HQ Property.  “It was great to see our Team & Family, students, and community united for a purpose!” 

San Antonio hosted its first IDEA 5K at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Park, where more than 300 people participated.  A special shout out to IDEA Carver, who had the most registered participants at the San Antonio event.  As part of the healthy living expositions at both events, the IDEA Childhood Nutrition Program made fresh fruit smoothies, powered by the strong legs of volunteers who hopped on the smoothie bike.  Additionally, members of the IDEA farming team sold fresh, organic produce straight from the farms and gardens at IDEA schools.

Participants ranged in ages and consisted of students, family and staff from campuses across the network, including IDEA families and staff from Austin, Texas who showed their support and raced for a great cause.

It was another fantastic year for IDEA’s annual 5K run, walk, and healthy living expo. Funds raised from both 5K events will directly benefit IDEA scholars.  Be sure to check out IDEA’s Instagram and Facebook for more 5K news and photos!

You can join a Team & Family that emphasizes healthy bodies and healthy minds.  Enroll your child at IDEA today!



Recent Posts

IDEA Teacher Spotlight: Cristal Chapa Reyes

April 04

Cristal Chapa Reyes, a Math teacher at IDEA Academy Edinburg, sat down to tell us about her experience being a part of the IDEA Team & Family as both an educator and a proud parent of an IDEA scholar.  Read about her experience below!    

...

Grow, Flourish, and Thrive: Pre-K at IDEA Public Schools

April 04

At IDEA, we offer Pre-K at 19 of our campuses, and we’re growing!   

Four years ago, IDEA launched its Pre-K program at IDEA Pharr Academy.  The mission:  Place four-year-olds on the path to success in college and in life with a quality Pre-K ...