The last runner has crossed the finish line for Gary Burns Fun Run 2017 and the Frisco Education Foundation reports that 2,236 people ran the 5K event and 412 walked or jogged the Fun Run.
A great time was had by all and funds have been raised to support the Foundation and its mission to provide scholarships, grants and opportunities for Frisco ISD students and educators. The Foundation is still awaiting invoices and final income amount from registrations before the final financial tabulations are made. The Foundation Board and staff thank everyone who helped make this year another great event.
Each year campuses enjoy competing with each other to see who can get the highest percentage of students and teachers signed up – this year the winners were Wakeland High School, Griffin Middle School and Fisher Elementary School. Griffin and Fisher also won the Spirit Award along with Frisco High School. The Participation Trophy is now a traveling trophy – next year campuses will have to work to take the trophy from this year’s winners.
Frisco Education Foundation Director Allison Miller gave a shout-out to Team Hoyt, a favorite among the Gary Burns supporters. Team Hoyt has some special challenges and this year a few of the athletes could not make the run, but Phoebe Harbour, representative of the team, sent this message.
“Due to the weather and sadly, one trip to the ER the night before, four of our athletes couldn't make it. However, our other four amazing athletes, their families and those that loaned their legs to race, had an unbelievably great time!!! Your generosity and inclusiveness had an enormous impact on everyone involved with Team Hoyt Texas and we can't thank you enough!” she wrote.
Inclusivity, fun for all and a mission to provide more opportunities for FISD students and educators continues to make this long-time community favorite a staple for Frisco ISD.
The event also brings out the competitive spirit of many. It has staffers competing against each other and student and civic teams challenging each other to show their support and their best time in the race.
This year the campus staff team winners with the best times were: Knight We Run from Independence High School in first place, the Lebanon Trail High School staff team in second place and Tadlock Runs of Tadlock Elementary in third place.
Student team winners with the best times were Wakeland Cross Country in first place, Heritage Coyote Boys Varsity Soccer in second place and Griffin Middle School Boys Gators in third place.
Corporate team winners with the best times were Team Stantec in first place, Baylor Scott & White 2017 in second place and First Defense Solutions took third place.
In the numbers game for participation, Baylor Scott & White were the winners in the corporate field and Falcon Fuel Club Championship took the civic participation award. Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star was the presenting sponsor for the race, as well.
Click here to see the complete individual results.