Philadelphia Elementary School Seeks Sponsors & Runners For Inaugural 5K Race

"Meredith On The Run 5K" hopes to raise money for school supplies and technology, and encourage a healthier lifestyle for students, teachers, parents, and the community.
By: Meredith Elementary School
Meredith On The Run 5k Takes Place Saturday 9/21 at 9am
Meredith On The Run 5k Takes Place Saturday 9/21 at 9am
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PHILADELPHIA - Aug. 14, 2013 - PRLog -- A Philadelphia Elementary School is literally pounding the pavement in search of sponsors and participants for their first, 5K Walk/Run. The Meredith Elementary School presents "Meredith On The Run 5K" Saturday September, 21, 2013, at 9:00 AM.  Hundreds of students, parents, teachers, and neighbors will walk or run through Queen Village, and Society Hill, to Old City, and back. This is the school's first 5K race and organizers hope to raise money for a good school and heighten awareness about the need for fitness and wellness. "I've been running races for years, but this is my first time organizing one," says Jessica Tilli, Meredith's 7th and 8th grade math teacher and the school's Students Run Philly Style advisor. "We need sponsors to help us with some of the costs involved in setting things up and, in exchange, local businesses have the opportunity to get their brand in front of hundreds of Meredith families and community supporters." Instead of race t-shirts, the Meredith 5K Committee decided to give each participant a re-usable grocery bag that also support the school's Green Initiative. Sponsors will have the opportunity to have their logo printed on hundreds of bags that will be carried by race participants for years to come. The "Meredith On The Run 5K" fits into the school's effort to promote an active lifestyle at school and in the community. Last Spring, dozens of Meredith families participated in a bike-to-school event that encouraged students and parents to park their cars and ride bicycles to school. "We want our students to be fit physically and academically," says Meredith's Principal Cindy Farlino. "We are fortunate to have received a generous grant from the "National Center for Safe Routes To School" which allows us the opportunity to support these types of wellness, educational campaigns." 

Meredith Elementary School is one of Philadelphia's top public schools located in the Queen Village neighborhood of the city.  Meredith became a success through strong leadership, and the unwavering support of parents and the community. It will remain successful through events like the Meredith 5k. "This race is a family event and a great opportunity for the entire community to rally around a great school," says Simran Sidhu, Co-President of the Meredith Home & School Association. "Ordinarily, this is a parent driven organization. The fact that a teacher is leading the "Meredith on the Run 5K" demonstrates the strong commitment to our school that permeates our community."

To showcase your business in front of hundreds of Philadelphia families, become a sponsor of the "Meredith On The Run 5K" by emailing Jessica Tilli at To register for this event go to: for details.  All media inquiries should be directed to Leslie Patterson-Tyler via email at or call (609) 247-2632.

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