Supporters urged to cheer on Batavia students participating in 5K

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

BATAVIA – Everyone is welcome to cheer on a group of H.C. Storm Elementary School students as they participate in a 5K run starting at 4 p.m. today at the Batavia Riverwalk, Houston Street and North Island Avenue, Batavia.

The school is participating in a program called Girls on the Run, a 12-week program for girls in third through fifth grade that focuses on self-esteem and healthy choices.

At 4 p.m., the students will meet at the fountain in front of the Peg Bond Center at the Batavia Riverwalk.

They will run it as a loop, starting near Pal Joey’s restaurant, 31 N. River St., Batavia, and running up the bike path to the bridges that cross over at the Fabyan Forest Preserve, and then come back to the Peg Bond Center via the bike
path on the west side of the Fox River.

Supporters can line up anywhere on the route and urge on the participants, said Maria Remillard, a coach and parent at H.C. Storm School.