Cooley 5K Race for Education and Impression 5 Half Marathon Raise Much Needed Money for Education
September 16, 2013 - On Sunday, Sept. 15, about 3,000 runners and walkers participated in Cooley Law School’s 5K Race for Education and Impression 5’s Capital City River Run Half Marathon – all part of the Capital City River Run Weekend of Races. Race participants nominate a favorite school for a chance to win money in two ways - Race Proceeds and through the School Competition.
Race proceeds go to schools that are selected through a random drawing from nominations made by race participants and the School Competition awards the three schools with the most nominations with cash prizes of $1,000 for 1st, $750 for 2nd, and $500 for 3rd.
The winning schools were chosen by random drawings and each receives a percentage of the Cooley 5K race proceeds. This year’s recipients include:
- Eastern High School, Lansing, Mich., 50 percent winner, nominated by Samuel-Tony Atangana
- Pinecrest Elementary, East Lansing, Mich., 25 percent winner, nominated by Carie Tagorda
- Pine Avenue Elementary, Alma, Mich., 10 percent winner, nominated by Jon Case
- Grand Ledge High School, Grand Ledge, Mich., 10 percent winner, nominated by Jeanette McWaters
- Bennett Woods Elementary, Okemos, Mich., 5 percent winner, nominated by Jessica Sobel
“Cooley Law School is proud to help raise funds for our schools, especially at a time when they are struggling with tightened budgets,” said Terry Carella, Cooley’s communications director and 5K race director. “Every year I look forward to contacting the winning schools to let them know that they will be receiving some unexpected money. It's a great feeling to know that the Cooley 5K has made such a difference to the schools in our community."
Winners of the School Competition Award are determined by the number of nominations by the runners. This year’s winners are:
- First place: $1,000; Pinecrest Elementary, East Lansing, 61 nominations
- Second place: $750; Sexton High School, Lansing, 56 nominations
- Third place; $500; Michigan State University, 30 nominations
The final dollar amount for this year’s proceeds is still being counted, noted Carella, but she does expect that, thanks to participants, thousands of dollars have been raised.
About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 17,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.