LVHS student council’s Dash for Dreams event raises over $400 for Make A Wish Wyoming

(Lander, WY) – The first annual Dash for Dreams Bike, Walk, or Run 5K/10K took place in Lander City Park on Saturday, June 26th.

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County 10 photo.
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Formerly the Tour de Wish, Dash for Dreams was put on by the Lander Valley High School student council as a fundraising/community event for Make A Wish Wyoming. Make A Wish was the nationally chosen charity that student councils across the country chose to donate to this year.

The event raised $445 in its first year, and student council advisor and LVHS Assistant Principal Hillary Reisig aims to someday see the event raise enough funds to pay for a Wish in its entirety.

According to Reisig, this can cost between $6,000-$8,000.

At Saturday’s event, participants had the choice to run, bike, or walk, and either do a 5K or 10K.

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Event participants line up. County 10 photo.
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And they’re off! County 10 photo.
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And they’re off! County 10 photo.
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The first 5K finisher. h/t Hillary Reisig.
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The first 10K finisher. h/t Hillary Reisig.
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Finishing strong. County 10 photo.
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This poor young man ran past the finish line streamer by mistake, and had to go back through. County 10 photo.
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This poor young man ran past the finish line streamer by mistake, and had to go back through. County 10 photo.

In addition to the race, there were snacks, sidewalk chalk fun, and yard games.

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County 10 photo.
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Bike decorations were encouraged, but not required. County 10 photo.
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Event organizers wanted to thank Safeway for donating water, popsicles, and oranges, as well as Fremont Toyota for their past support including water bottle donations.

Be on the lookout for future Dash for Dreams events so the LVHS Student Council can reach their goal of paying for a child’s Wish in full!

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Student Council Advisor Hillary Reisig, and council members KayKay Sandall, Rebecca Brough, and Rebecca Whiting
pose after a job well done. County 10 photo.
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