More than 400 local students participated in last year's Buckeye Biddy Race. (Buckeye Career Center)
NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Buckeye Career Center is giving young kids an afternoon to get moving and gain an early experience of what the school is all about.
Buckeye is hosting its annual Biddy Race after school on Thursday, September 12th, for pre-K through sixth-graders. Public Relations Coordinator Shyanne Carroll says the course, designed by the Energy Operations students, takes the young runners through the grass, around the ponds and through a cleared area in the woods.
“We do have course monitors that will be up there. A lot of parents also run with their kids. We bring them back down through the parking lot and finish by the school again so it’s a really fun event, and last year we had about 400 students participate,” she says.
Carroll says it also starts the process of making the kids aware of the career center.
“They’re not necessarily coming in and exploring our building but we have them in the cafeteria where we have some educational displays but they get to see the career center and we’re exposing them to that,” she says. “And then they have a fun time, and creating those memories is really important at that age.”
The biddy race on the 12th will include finisher medals and medals for the top placers, along with some free food for the kids and inflatables. Participants can register in advance at Buckeye’s website or racepenguin.com, or at the school the day of the race starting at 4:15 pm.