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Louisa teacher runs through it

Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

Surrounded by cheering students, Kate Fletcher crosses the finish line at Jouett Elementary, just over seven hours after starting at Moss-Nuckols Elementary.

Louisa County High School English teacher Kate Fletcher again drew a crowd for the annual Lion Pride Run. Or, more accurately, several crowds.

Starting at Moss-Nuckols Elementary School, Fletcher ran a nearly 37-mile route throughout Louisa County to each of the six county schools throughout the school day on March 29. Along the way, she was cheered by students as she ran through the halls and community members along the route.

“Going to each of the schools was better than I expected,” Fletcher said. “The kids were wonderful. It was a lot of fun.”

From Moss-Nuckols, Fletcher made her way to Trevilians Elementary School, then to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. From there, she ran to Louisa County middle and high schools, and concluded the run at Jouett Elementary School, where students lined the parking lot to the finish line.

This is the fourth year that Fletcher has donned her running shoes and green tutu to raise money for scholarships and the high school newspaper, but this is the first time she’s run cross-country for the event. The run was held for the last three years at the school’s practice track for a set distance. Last year, she ran 100 miles in just over 24 hours.

Fletcher said that she doesn’t have a preference as to how the run is conducted.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s April 4, 2019 issue.

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