About 50 Rams, Ram family members, and several dogs participated in the annual MICDS Homecoming Fun Run—this time conducted in a virtual format. Community members were challenged to trek 2.5 miles however they pleased. They could walk, run, push a stroller, ride a bike, or take the dog on a walk. As long as they moved in a forward direction, the distance counted.
Typically, the Fun Run occurs the Saturday morning of Homecoming Week before many of the varsity Homecoming matches and the Homecoming Carnival. The route alternates each year between running from MICDS to Burroughs and from running from Burroughs to MICDS.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic limited much of what could be done during Homecoming this year, it didn’t stop the Fun Run from adapting. This year’s virtual format offered a dedicated registration website where runners printed their own bib numbers and recorded their results after the race.
Fun Run By The Numbers:
- Fastest Pace: 6:52/mile – Frances Applegate ’27
Furthest Distance: 18 miles – Kathleen, Paul, and Kate Munsch
Longest Time: 12 hours – Kathleen, Paul, and Kate Munsch
Youngest Participant: 5 years old
Eldest Participant: 76 years old