This is the first running of the Captain Thurmond Half & Half 5k. The route takes runners from downtown Fayetteville along local streets to the historic Gaines Estate, a pastoral setting with big sky views and rolling grass fields.
Runners will meet in the parking lot behind Vandal’s Kitchen:
Runners should be prepared to run on both pavement and mild trail (see trail route and elevation map below).
In addition to a pretty cool run around an historic town, all proceeds go to benefit the NRGLC, a Montessori learning center for ages 3-12 in the Fayetteville community.
To learn more about the NRGLC, please click the image below.
We just went live with an Indiegogo campaign to raise more money for expanding our Children’s House (3-6 year program). Here’s where we are so far:
The total cost of the project is estimated to be $40,000. Here is where the money will come from.
The huge part of this campaign isn’t necessarily the money each person gives, it’s the number of people who give. We are reaching outside our local community to those who value early childhood education and its role in setting children on a course of exploration, discover and learning for the rest of their lives.
Throw a 5-spot (or more!) in the pot and help us spread the word!
Not sure why this is important? Early childhood education has been shown to give children an advantage during childhood and throughout their adult years, especially areas with marked poverty. Our long term goal is to make the New River Gorge Learning Cooperative available to as many people as possible and this project is just the start.
Still not sure? Check out these four links for the benefits of early childhood education: