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Students to run anti-bullying race

Jogging for Justice at FDSH is an effort to create awareness

November 8, 2012
By JOE SUTTER, , Messenger News

Fort Dodge Senior High students will hold a Jog for Justice 5k fun run beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the high school.

The event was organized by juniors in the Understanding Social Systems class with Todd Constable. They were required to do a civic action project, something that would make a difference in their community.

"We just thought something should be done about bullying, so we're holding a race to raise awareness," said Dalton Holdredge.

"Plus it's an issue that affects everyone," said Sydney Crotts. "It doesn't just affect a certain group of people."

The race will begin at Senior High, go east on 10th Avenue to the roundabout, north to the tracks, and then back to the school.

There is no registration fee, and preregistration is not needed.

"We will have T-shirts, that's the only reason we have a registration form," said Tucker Van Wey.

None of the students have organized a race before, and they are doing it on their own without help from their coaches.

"It's very stressful," Van Wey said.

"People ask us why we do this," he added. "It doesn't really have any - it doesn't connect, running and bullying. But I think it's the whole concept that we're getting a group together under one idea, which is anti-bullying."



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