Go The Distance
- Go The Distance
- 5/10/2019, 2:00 PM – 11:30 PM
- Del Oro Field
This is a 24 hour relay race/fundraiser that has become a milestone for Junior High in the Loomis Union School District. It is held on the Del Oro track starting 2:30pm May 10th to 2:30pm May 11th. There is a fee of $50 per student which includes a tech shirt and PTC will provide food, drinks, snacks and Pop-ups. It is like a giant camping trip with all your friends! There will be a signup sheet at school where they will also be given more information. The fee can be paid online at: http://penrynptc.3dcartstores.com/Go-The-Distance_c_28.html
The purpose of GTD is to inspire the Loomis Community to "Go the Distance" for our kids. Our goal is to raise awareness about the positive impact health and fitness has on our kids, while raising funds to help support the students in the Loomis Community.
The vision of Go the Distance began with ultra-runner, Greg Bomhoff, father of two and parent in the LUSD. The idea of a "one man ultra jog-a-thon" was in response to a need for our community to step up when physical fitness programs were being cut in 2010. Go the Distance was launched at Franklin Elementary School’s 1/4 mile track. GTD has since evolved into a 24-hour team relay race and a Color Run where kids, parents and the entire community run in the spirit of that first 24 hour run.
Go the Distance has brought all of the schools in the LUSD, in conjunction with Del Oro High School, together to make Go the Distance a true community-wide event. Each year going forward GTD will impact over 4,000 students from kindergarten through grade twelve.
Message: Challenge the Impossible! If you believe you can and are willing to put in the effort to succeed; you are capable of more than you could ever imagine!