Over 250 Participants Ran, Walked, and Strolled to Raise Funds for Centennial Schools

First Annual Halloween Hustle was a Hit!
November 02, 2017
participants running in the halloween hustle
More than 250 participants ran, walked or strolled in the first annual Halloween Hustle co-sponsored by Community Education and the Centennial Alumni Association.

Over 250 people participated in the first annual Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run Saturday, October 28 at Chomonix Golf Course in Lino Lakes. Runners and walkers of all ages, including pets, came out in their best costumes to support the event co-sponsored by Centennial Community Education and the Centennial Alumni Association. Monies raised will benefit district programs and scholarships.

“We had a fantastic turnout for the first year of this family event and we’re pleased to reinvest the proceeds back into our programs,” said Community Education Director Cori Sendle. “We expect this community event to grow and grow in the years to come,” she said.

Centennial District School Board Member, Chris Bettinger had a unique role in hosting the run at Chomonix Golf Course, where he also serves as Golf Course Operations Supervisor. “When I sat down with the alumni and CAEF a few months ago to discuss holding a 5K at Chomonix, it sounded like a fun idea but I didn’t know what to expect. Thanks to the partnership with Centennial Community Education, the event far exceeded my expectations. What a terrific event for Centennial. I can’t wait to host again next year!”

Several Centennial School District staff and administrators were on-hand at the event to support the runners including Centennial High School (CHS) Principal, Tom Breuning, CHS East Assistant Principal, Kelly Flohaug, Centennial Education Association Teacher of the Year and Golden Lake Kindergarten Teacher, Colleen Salay as well as many board members of the Centennial Area Education Foundation (CAEF) and the Centennial Alumni Association.

The 3.1-mile course took participants around Chomonix Golf Course and the surrounding nature area. Centennial Community Education is proud to offer learning and enrichment opportunities for all ages and abilities and provides true life-long learning to residents in Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington and Lino Lakes.