The Get Ready to Run program is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi. The program is designed to introduce students to the benefits of running, physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices through lessons and activities. At the end of the program, students are invited to attend a one mile fun run on April 8 at the USM campus in Long Beach. This year students can travel to the fun run by bus thanks to a grant through the Blue Cross Blue Shield submitted by Dr. Tara Rouse Chair of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department at PRCC.
Students celebrated the event with special guests from the Poplarville High School including PHS cheerleaders and PHS athletes. The athletes shared with students how important running and being physically fit was to them in their sport. Thank you to Coach Jonathan Ray, Mrs. Keri Smith, and the PHS students for encouraging our PLE students to Get Ready to Run!