Louisa teacher putting her ‘sole’ into it

Kate Fletcher will don her running shoes for the Lion Pride Run for the fourth consecutive year to raise money for scholarships for LCHS students. In previous years, the Louisa County High School English teacher has run 50 miles in a day and 100 miles in just over 24 hours, but this year’s run will

Kate Fletcher will run again to raise funds for scholarships.

Kate Fletcher will don her running shoes for the Lion Pride Run for the fourth consecutive year to raise money for scholarships for LCHS students.

In previous years, the Louisa County High School English teacher has run 50 miles in a day and 100 miles in just over 24 hours, but this year’s run will take a new approach.

Rather than setting a distance and running laps around the dirt track at the high school, Fletcher plans to run to each of the county’s six schools throughout the course of the school day on March 29.

“I wanted to involve the whole LCPS community,” Fletcher said. “I’m excited to do something different, to get off of the track and explore the county.”

The route, which was mapped out by geometry students at the high school, will begin at Moss-Nuckols Elementary School. From there, Fletcher will make her way up to Trevilians Elementary School, then head to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Louisa County middle and high schools, and finish up at Jouett Elementary School. At each school, Fletcher will either run through the building or around the track while being cheered on by the students.

“I’m looking forward to seeing their reactions,” she said.

While this year’s run will cover significantly less distance than in previous years (the route covers approximately 35 miles) it will require more speed as Fletcher hopes to reach Jouett Elementary School before the students leave for the day. The route will also feature decidedly different terrain than simply running around a track, all of which Fletcher has been preparing for.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s March 21, 2019 issue.

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