The Washtenaw Intermediate School District is holding a charity event to raise money for upgrades to the playground equipment at High Point School.
The first annual Run, Walk and Roll event takes place April 19th on the WISD campus, 1819 S. Wagner Road in Ann Arbor.
Katrina Stewart, a teacher for special needs students and avid runner, is organizing the event.
"What better way to raise funds for our playground than by hosting an outdoor event that promotes health and fitness," Stewart said. "This is a fun way to rally our community in support of our school playground."
Among improvements planned for the playground are a large shade canopy to protect students who are hyper-sensitive to the sun, and new ground covering that ensures the safety of children using the facility.
High Point School parents and staff have raised approximately $20,000 toward the estimated $50,000 cost of the playground improvements.
The playground is shared by High Point School, Honey Creek Community School and Gretchen's House Day Care. Its boundless design makes outdoor recreational activities accessible for students of all abilities.
The Run, Walk and Roll event includes a 5K run, one mile fun run and a Wheeler Loop. Early registration for $25 ends March 31st. After that registration costs $30. You can also register on-site the day of the event at 7:45 a.m.
Register online here: http://raceracerace.com