Thousands race for education funding at Superintendent’s 5K in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - Thousands of people laced up their sneakers and headed to downtown Miami to take part in a race to help local public schools.

Teachers, parents and children sprinted through Museum Park on Biscayne Boulevard during the 2019 Superintendent’s 5K Challenge Race for Education, Saturday morning.

The annual event helps raise funds for participating schools.

“It’s for the kids. It is for our classrooms. It makes their education better,” said Sharon Atfield, a teacher at Pinecrest Elementary School, “and it supports us within the classroom to better educate our kids.”

This is the fourth year in a row that Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has hosted the event with the Foundation for New Education Initiatives.

Organizers estimated nearly 4,000 people participated this year.

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