Greensboro Elementary Girls Running Club Plus Friends Turn Out for Arbor Day Race

(PDF with photos) April 18, 2018 – The Greensboro Elementary Girls Running Club participated in the Adkins Arboretum Annual Arbor Day Run/Walk which benefits the Arboretum’s goat herd. The club, and their extended Greensboro family, was well represented with over 40 runners, students, teachers, and family members either running the race or cheering on the participants.  

The Girls Running Club was created in the spring of 2016 by school counselor Angela Webster. “I wanted to bring a running club to the school as a way to promote goal setting, good health, self-esteem building, and community involvement,” Ms. Webster stated. “The girls loved that the Atkins Arboretum race benefited goats!” Since its beginning in 2016, the club has nearly doubled in size with 32 students currently participating.

Participants met twice a week after school for eight weeks prior to this particular race. In addition to Webster, teachers Jessica Andres, Tracey Walton, and Marjorie Bast helped with training. In addition, many staff members partnered with the girls for the race.

Running Club Participants
Misania Morales Velasquez
Sidney Parenteau
Amaya Quiles
Kayleigh Barr
Alexys O’Connell
Jenna Gutierrez
Jasmine Gutierrez
Helena Gruzenski Lozovskyy
Jahzara Foster
Lauren Manno
Lindsay Myers
Emma Harding
Lauren Stafford
McKenna Coleman
Kendall Barr
Gracie Lord

Hailey Neal
A’lani Gibson
Natalie Chupek
Kaylee Puckett
Addy Marlett
Renata Diaz Gomez
Emily Speas
Destiny Crites
Shelby Craig
Carmindy Weber
Rylee Gowen
Brooklyn Spencer
Kiera Trippett
Piper Wheat
Zoey Fisher


Boys who ran:
Ryan Harding
Logan Neithercott
Ryan Shanks

Staff who helped all 
season and ran: 

Jessica Andres
Tracey Walton
Marge Bast

Staff who ran with the Club:
Zelie Kneller
Deanne Waters
Courtney Leromain
Erin Jones