Fifth Graders participate in the H.O. Maxey Fun Run/Walk at Noelridge Park.
Fifth graders celebrated the 27th annual H.O. Maxey Fun Run/Walk, May 7-8, at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids. More than 1,400 students from 22 District elementary schools participated. They were joined by teachers, parents and volunteers, administrators, and media personalities.
The non-competitive event is named in memory of former District physical education teacher and event founder, H.O. Maxey. Held over two days to accommodate all fifth grade students, the activity promotes wellness and encourages running or walking as a leisure activity. It is always held in May as part of National Physical Fitness Month.