It’s that time of year…
The Brush Creek Elementary Biathlon is taking place on Monday, June 10 at 9:30am!
We wanted to invite everyone to come out for the exciting event, since it’s huge community tradition and the kiddos would love our support.
You might remember us talking about this event last year and the amazing woman behind it: Shelli Fullhart – the PE teacher at Brush Creek Elementary School
Here’s some background on how this event got started..,.
Shelli saw that there were some challenges for fifth graders transitioning from elementary to middle school, and came up with this excellent solution.
“It’s sometimes hard for kids to move into middle school. The transition involves new routines, new classmates, and being in an entirely new environment. To give the kids a self-esteem boost, I created the Biathlon. It really helps them realize how awesome they are and that middle school is not anything to be scared of, but rather an exciting new journey,” shared Shelli.
All fifth graders participate in this event, which entails a ½ mile run, a 3-mile bike ride, and another ½ mile run. This year there will be 88 kids participating, and to ensure everyone can participate, Shelli will actually buy bikes for kids who don’t have one!
The positive impact that this event has had, along with Shelli’s innate caring, nurturing and encouraging nature, is evident in the fact that kids have come back to her years later to thank her for her inspiration and to let her know the positive impact she’s had on their lives.
We hope to see you on June 10!